Robert Parker 91-93
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Beaux-Monts already has an engaging floral bouquet that is expressive and beautifully delineated. The palate is showing just a touch of reduction but it is well balanced with ripe, tensile tannins with plenty of red fruit on the finish. This should have real joie de vivre once in bottle, but you cannot ignore the fine structure underneath.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Good full red. Candied raspberry and smoky minerals dominate the nose. Sweet and silky in the mouth, but insidious peppery acidity conveys an element of tension to the middle palate. Very ripe phenolics here; finishes sweet, rich and long, with a repeating suggestion of peppery energy and a rich, saline impression of extract.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2031