The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru is actually more immediate and pleasurable than its 2012 counterpart at the moment: vigorous red berry fruit intermingled with orange pith and crushed stone. It is not as complex as say, the 2010, but it conveys a feeling of just wanting to give pleasure. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin intertwined with a fine thread of acidity. There is a mixture of red and black fruit, a hint of spice and sous-bois that segue into a very harmonious finish. The 2013 is endowed with more weight and concentration than I was expecting. Could it be the dark horse of the Aux Malconsorts thus far? Very impressive. Tasted at Flint Wines’s Domaine Dujac tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Robert Parker 92-94
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Malconsorts has a touch more fruit on the nose than the Beaux Monts ’13 at this point, the aromatics possessing more volume. The palate is well balanced and very harmonious with lacy tannins that belie that depth of fruit underneath. This has more breeding than the Beaux Monts at this stage and certainly more persistency in the mouth.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035