Vinous – 92
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots 1er Cru comes from relatively young vines, now just over 20 years old (which is why Sébastien Cathiard served it before the En Orveaux). It has a simple but focused bouquet of blackberry and briary aromas. The palate is very well balanced, quite grippy and sappy in the mouth, leading to a sweet, anise-tinged finish that lingers. Very fine, but not the most cerebral cuvée from Cathiard this year.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040
Burghound – 91-93
In much the same fashion as the Aux Thorey the red berry fruit suffused nose is cool, pure and restrained but even spicier. The mouthfeel of the tension-filled medium weight flavors is ultra-elegant while exhibiting ample minerality on the impeccably well-balanced and sneaky long finish. This is a classic Reignots of class and grace.