The 2011 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru is a step down in intensity from the 2009 and 2010: leafy red fruit, forest floor, the stem addition here jutting out a little more than previous vintages. The palate is soft and mellow on the entry, again, the stem addition dictating the style of the wine rather than the terroir, attractive in its own way. But I would have preferred more depth and fruité on the linear, rather low-key finish. Is there more to come? Tasted at Flint Wines’s Domaine Dujac tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
Robert Parker 91
The 2011 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts, which was tasted blind, was instantly identifiable as Dujac since that attractive stemmy character was evident on the nose, here intermixed with iodine, black fruit, tree bark and a hint of green bell pepper. The palate is medium-bodied and conveys the structure that one seeks in a Malconsorts. It feels primal and (of course) unready, suggesting that four or five years will be necessary to see this in full flight. It is a very decent Malconsorts even if I have tasted much better from Malconsorts from the domaine in the past. Tasted August 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2033
Oak in evidence but will be blended with 30-40% older barrels. Chewy. Not showing that well today.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030