Robert Parker – 93
Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts does not quite possess the same delineation and tension as the Les Suchots, with notes of blackcurrant, red currant and cold granite emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with gratifying purity on the entry. But it is much more tightly wound than the Les Suchots, sinewy and bolshie toward the finish. Give this several years in bottle to really show what it can do. Tasted June 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Vinous – 92-95
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts is a ball of tightly wound energy. Hints of citrus, licorice, menthol and new leather add an exotic flair. The Petits Monts was the last wine in the cellar to finish its malo, so it is understandably a bit less formed than some of the other wines in this tasting. Still, its considerable potential is evident.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033