Robert Parker – 95
“Tasted blind, the 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is immensely impressive, bursting with aromas of ripe dark berries, candied peel, raw cocoa and sweet Asian spices, with incipient hints of the sapid bass notes to come. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, multidimensional and strikingly satiny, with the lavish, enveloping texture that is the hallmark of this great premier cru underpinned by juicy acids and framed by extremely fine-grained and largely hidden tannins. There’s a purity and liveliness to this Aux Brûlées that made it stand out among its peers in this tasting.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Burghound – 93-96
Reduction presently renders the nose difficult to assess. On the plus side there is lovely freshness and underlying tension to the full-bodied and robust broad-shouldered flavors that are blessed with a beguiling inner mouth perfume as well as seemingly endless reserves of sappy dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background. I very much like the balance as well as the huge length and in contrast to some of the wines in the range, this may well be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet easily repay 20 years of bottle age, perhaps even more.
Jasper Morris – 95
Deep purple, plump very ripe nose, heady, perhaps gone a touch too far. Sweetly ripe fruit, perhaps picked one day late, but it does finish as a luscious mouthful. Loads of oak that it will live through.