Vosne Romanée, Aux Malconsorts Christianne, 1er Cru
Domaine de Montille

Vosne Romanée, Aux Malconsorts Christianne, 1er Cru,

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Domaine de Montille, Vosne Romanée, Aux Malconsorts Christianne, 1er Cru, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domaine de Montille, Vosne Romanée, Aux Malconsorts Christianne, 1er Cru, 2009

This comes from a specific parcel of Malconsorts on the other side of the road to the main vineyard, situated next to the original part of La Tâche. A very special parcel indeed that produces wine that bears more than a passing resemblance to its illustrious neighbour. More closed than the standard Malconsorts but clearly with an extra level of richness. Deep suave and concentrated, ripe crushed damson, blueberry and fruit liqueur flavours with notes of dried rose and violet, lush and smooth, with a deep, cooling mineral dimension and serious tannic backbone, incredible.

ABV:
13%
96+/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2009 Vosne-Romanée Malconsorts Christiane is pure seduction. Last year I wrote that in 2009 there wasn't a huge difference between the straight Malconsorts and the Christiane. That was true then, but it is no longer the case. With time the wines have begun to show their respective terroirs, and are now quite different. The Christiane possesses dazzling richness and power in an extroverted, expansive style that is absolutely irresistible. There is so much fruit that the perception of tannin is virtually nonexistent, but there is plenty if structure for the Christian to age well for many, many years.
Date Reviewed:
04/2012

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France
region:
Burgundy
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Domaine de Montille

Domaine de Montille

Etienne is one of Burgundy's great purists, his long-lived wines may need time but they are some of the most honest and terroir-driven wines in Burgundy. The wines are fermented using all or partial whole bunch vinification depending on the vintage, élévage is long and slow in their cold cellars and percentages of new oak are low, rarely more than 50% even for Malconsorts. From some of the most vivid, intense Beaune's there are to perfumed, stylish Volnays and silky Vosnes Romanee, Etienne makes a borad range of some of Burgundy's most polished wines. The Domaine's policy on white wines is to pick as early as possible, as soon as the fruit has just approached ripeness, resulting in tense, fine wines with alcohols rarely more than 13%

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