Bright transparent crimson. The first wine in this J&B timeline working backwards that really does seem to have a very evolved bouquet. Nervous with admirably purity for a 2009. Lively already but with a great future too. Fabulous nerve, lift and balance.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030
An airy, pure and spicy nose of ripe red berry liqueur and plum aromas lead to fresh, intense and admirably pure medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent precision and ample amounts of underlying tension that culminate in a firm and wonderfully long finish. I particularly like the inner mouth perfume that lingers. In sum, this is quite classy.
The 2009 Vosne-Romanée Les Rouges du Dessus reveals a powerful, dark personality. There is marvelous tension between the explosive dark fruit and the wine’s considerable underlying structure. This intense Vosne needs a few years to settle down, but it is magnificent even today.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029