2013 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Petits Monts
750 ML France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru
| Wine Advocate #216
|Robert M. Parker, Jr.||92-94||Drink: 2018- 2032|
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts, which Véronique commented is farmed by horse, was cropped (presumably not by the horse) on October 9 and contains partial whole-cluster. Although there was some reduction on the nose, there is clearly sufficient fruit bubbling underneath: blackberry and cassis, touches of iodine surfacing with time. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious, silky to the touch, with lacy tannin and not a hair out of place on the finish. This is a sublime expression of one of Vosne's most propitious vineyards, although there are just three barrels produced.