Bright ruby-red. Pure, discreet aromas of black raspberry, spices, minerals and coffee; Lachaux says this is closed today but I find its subtle perfume utterly seductive. Wonderfully sweet and dense, with a seamless texture and no impression of weight. Extraordinarily sappy and aromatic for the vintage. The building, expanding finish features substantial sweet tannins and a dusty, tactile impression of extract-not to mention outstanding aromatic persistence.
Robert Parker 92+?
From 65-year-old, tiny-berried selections in what is virtually this estate’s signature vineyard, the 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots offers a beautifully perfumed nose of game, wood smoke, black raspberry confiture, red currant jelly, lily, and pungent spice which leads to a surprisingly subdued but creamy and subtly complex palate giving animal, fruit and mineral their diverse dues. The finish is long and polished, almost an inhalation, with alluring lingering spice and perfume.