A perfumed and exceptionally pretty and spicy nose freely offers up its array of red currant, exotic tea, sandalwood and hoisin. There is terrific intensity to the tautly muscular, sappy and powerful big-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the impressively long, balanced and very much built-to-age finale. Patience again strongly advised. Excellent.
The 2020 Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru is very poised on the nose, quite intense although it is a slow-build, gradually adding another layer of fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, quite elegant and pure with a judicious touch of spice towards the finish. Great tension and quite sophisticated, this Aux Brûlées should age with style.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2055