Good bright, deep red. Sexy aromas of smoke, cola and flinty minerality, with flowers and dark raspberry in the background. Silky and fat with fruit; not quite as tightly coiled as it seemed to be from barrel, showing more cola and rooty low tones than high-pitched dark berries and minerals, but this is downright plush. A firm acid spine and finishing spiciness suggest it will gain with time in bottle.
Robert Parker 92
Perrot-Minot’s 2006 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux-Monts Vieilles Vignes smells hauntingly of iris, narcissus, and heliotrope hovering over ripe cassis and blackberry. Musky, sweetly-perfumed floral threads weave their way throughout this richly-textured Pinot, with mace and vanilla accentuating its sense of sweetness. For all of its seductive lushness, this is underlain by enormous though fine-grained tannins, and I suspect it would be best to wait 2-3 years before revisiting what should be a candidate for a decade or cellaring.