(just racked; Potel will bottle about 10,000 bottles of this juice) Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, flowers and minerals, along with a meaty nuance. Sweet, fine-grained black raspberry flavor complicated by minerals and bitter chocolate. This is fat with fruit and boasts excellent depth for village wine. Finishes with big, ripe tannins.
Robert Parker 89
The Potel 2005 Vosne-Romanee Vieilles Vignes leads with aromas of flowers, ginger, elderberry and cassis, then comes onto the palate impressively, saturating, full of black fruits, backed by soy and meat stock reduction. Abundant tannins are somewhat blocking the finish at present, however. As with his village Volnay, this is one of the few Potel offerings of which there is a significant volume (around 800 cases).