Vinous – 92+
Healthy red-ruby color. Very ripe, inviting aromas of black raspberry, mocha and coffee. Much more plush than the Vosne villages but still with a distinctly savory character to the flavors of red berries, spices and dried flowers. This juicy, very fine-grained wine spreads out nicely on the back end, finishing with rich, broad, horizontal tannins that reach the incisors.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2029
Robert Parker – 92+
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts has a rather leafy bouquet, perhaps some stem addition here, nicely defined with bay leaf and thyme. It seems to grow in stature in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, moderate acidity but it has clearly shut down towards the finish and feels static. There is a very impressive wine here, however it will need 4-5 years before it entertains the idea of drinkability. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2038
Burghound – 92
(Outstanding) The airy, elegant and distinctly cool nose features notes of spicy red cherry along with floral and tea hints. The mouth feel of the more obviously mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors is even finer with that lovely sense of underlying tension adding lift to the firm, serious and mouth coating finish. This impeccably well-balanced effort will also require an extended stay in a cool cellar but should be well worth the wait.