Vinous – 91
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 1er Cru has a very well defined bouquet with black cherries, raspberry and subtle violet scents. The oak is nicely integrated here, although there is a touch of brettanomyces. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fleshy and exhibiting fine depth with a bit of confit fruit on the vivacious, structured finish. This shows good potential. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Jasper Morris – 92
Dense purple colour with a vibrant, succulent nose. Strongly reductive. Grainy tannins, some stems. There is a wealth of fruit through the middle but it is certainly ungainly in its adolescence. However it starts to pull together and certainly has the intensity. Calamine lotion. Others found brett.
Burghound – 90-93
(Outstanding) There is just enough reduction to hide all but subtle floral and spice wisps. The round, delicious and velvet-textured middle weight plus flavors manage to retain a lovely sense of both detail and energy, all wrapped in a refined and again youthfully austere finish. This is also really lovely and very Suchots in character and in contrast to the Brûlées, a wine that should be reasonably approachable in its youth.
JancisRobinson.com – 17
50% whole bunch. 30% new oak. From cask. Just blended. Deep crimson. Rich, almost mushroomy nose. Massively fruity with many layers and rich underneath. Very serious and charming. One of his fuller bodied 2016s. Long and peacock’s tail on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032