Very noble and aristocratic with juicy fruit underneath and massive class. Hint of treacle toffee but most of all it has great drive.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
Robert Parker 93-95
The 2014 Vosne-Romanée 1Er Cru Malconsorts is more opulent and generous on the nose compared to the Beaumonts with blueberry and black cherry fruit, more red plum and strawberry notes evolving with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a gentle grip in the mouth, the whole bunch fruit lending freshness and subtle sous-bois character on the finish. There is a little new wood to be subsumed on the finish, but it has great potential and represents one of the best Malconsorts you will find this year.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
The 2014 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru has an intense bouquet with open-knit wild strawberry, raspberry and subtle ferrous notes. This is still quite backward as you would expect, but unfurls to reveal veins of orange rind and even a hint of tangy marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with a grippy entry. This is perhaps the first Malconsorts from Dujac where I really notice the backbone and density, perhaps the first where I can really commend the typicité that floods through on the finish. I would not touch bottles for three or four years but there is clearly great potential. Tasted at Flint Wines’s Domaine Dujac tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045