35% whole-bunch fermented. Aged in oak barrels (40% new) for 16 months. Cask sample. Black cherry and bramble fruit. Digestible tannins, refreshing acidic lift, but the complexity is pretty limited. One of the least forthcoming 2017s. For the backburner. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2031
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts 1er Cru has a clean, pure bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fine weight in the mouth and a touch of sour cherry that enlivens the detailed finish. I have encountered better vintages of Bichot’s Malconsorts in the past.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035