A ripe, pretty and attractively layered nose combines notes of spiced tea and red currant with those of lavender and sandalwood. The agreeably textured medium-bodied flavors possess a relatively open mid-palate that, together with the enveloping finish, should allow this to be approachable young if that's your fruit preference but also reward up to a decade of aging. This is very Chaumes in basic character.
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes was completely destemmed has a tightly wound bouquet, bright red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, hints of rose petal and bay leaf. With aeration there is just a suggestion of obduracy, remaining linear and more reticent than its siblings. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin. It is not a deep or voluminous Vosne-Romanée, but it is fine-boned with a tightly wound finish that pulls up a little earlier than the other premier crus. Nevertheless, I would still give this 3 to 4 years in bottle to see its potential. (NM)
Jean-Nicolas Méo makes one of the most serious renditions of this often easygoing and facile premier cru, and his 2016 is lovely. It opens in the glass with a nose of smoked duck, dark fruit and spice, while on the palate the wine is supple and open-knit, but endowed with a rare concentration and tension too. This should evolve nicely over two decades.Drinking Window 2023-2040. (WK)
The 2016 Vosne “les Chaumes” is nicely black fruity in personality this year. The nose wafts from the glass in a youthful mix of cassis, black cherries, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is fullish, focused and ripely tannic, with a good core, a tightly-knit personality and good length and grip on the well-balanced and youthful finish. This will be quite good with eight to ten years’ worth of bottle age. 2025-2060. 91+
(Méo believed he'd get 20% less than a normal crop, but the eventual yield of 40 hectoliters per hectare was actually higher than average): Raspberry and coffee aromas are accented by licorice and pepper notes and complicated by a light leesy quality. Juicy but youthfully imploded red berry flavors are lifted by spices; slightly high-toned in a positive way. Finishes saline and classically dry, with a redcurrant note. Méo told me the vintage was deceiving here: there was no frost but he "didn't see a crop until the very end." (ST)
The item you have chosen can be pre-ordered. Below is the current quantity available for this pre-arrival/special order product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.
This product is expected to arrive for shipment or pickup by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.