Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 02/05/2011
The 2008 Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts is fresh, vibrant and beautifully explosive. The rich, layered fruit finds a fabulous counterpoint in the nuanced aromatics and chiseled finish. This is a beautiful, complete wine with a very bright future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.
This is a gorgeous set of wines from Etienne and Marielle Grivot that captures the essence of several of Vosne’s most illustrious vineyards. Grivot encourages slow malos and leaves the wines on the lees for approximately 15 months after the vinification. New oak ranges from 15-20% for the villages, 30-50% for the 1ers and 40-70% for the grands crus. Based on the wines I tasted 2009 looks like a much more consistent vintage than 2008. The finest 2008s are also well worth considering, but there are more highs and lows, especially in the entry part of the range.
Sweet spot outstanding. Mild reduction doesn't completely hide the ripe blue and black fruit nose that is liberally laced with spice elements that continue onto the cool, textured and mineral-suffused medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent detail on the intense and long finish where the tannins do not appear to be quite as ripe as those of the Brûlées though this impression could be due to the ample gas. Drink: 2018+
-Burghound.com, Issue 37. Tasted: Jan 30, 2010
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