2002 Domaine Moillard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Malconsorts"

SKU #1011701 89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Outstanding* An explosive spice box nose of anise, hoisin and ripe plums precedes dense, sappy, finely structured wonderfully complex flavors blessed with real finishing muscle. This is not hyper concentrated but there is good underlying material and solid balance. A serious and powerful wine.  (1/ 2004)

K&L Notes

The negociant, Thomas Moillard, also has estate vineyards. Some of these are known as Domaine Charles Thomas in France, but all are labeled as Domaine Moillard here in the U.S. In any case, they are head and shoulders above their negociant wines and have really come up in quality in the last few years. With Pascal Marchand consulting and a movement to biodynamic growing, these are getting better and better. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer. 09/04) I had several bottles recently, and the tannins are just beginning to relax. The nose is just starting to get secondary development and lots of charm. It still is in need of decanting to open up, but is drinking very well, or will age for a decade or two longer with ease. (Keith Wollenberg, 06/2012)

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/26/2012  | Send Email
A wonderful aged Burgundy!

By: Keith Wollenberg |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/16/2012  | Send Email
In Burgundy it is all about location, vine age and terroir. Here you have old vines in one of the best vineyards in all of the Cote d'Or. These same vines are now farmed by Dujac and De Montille, and the current vintage will cost you something well above $200, assuming you can get your hands on any! The Thomas/Moillard parcel included vines directly adjacent to the famed DRC La Tâche Vineyard, as well as some of the very best portions of Malconsorts. At $69.95, this is such a deal that I amazed we are able to offer it to you. Only our direct connections in Burgundy, built up over many years, make it possible! I'll be putting some in my personal cellar, as will Clyde Beffa, whose attention is usually on Bordeaux, so I advise you to do the same.
Drink from 2012 to 2020

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/30/2012  | Send Email
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What an absolute steal! 10yr old 1er Cru Malconsorts for $75! This wine is still brimming with alluring red fruits and spice. It has great concentration and depth. The secondary nuances this wine has picked up with a decade in the bottle add another layer of complexity and detail. The wine has a bright energy and fresh acidity, typical of the 2002 vintage, that has no doubt helped the wine age gracefully. Perfect to drink now with 30 minutes to an hour in the decanter, or lay some down for another 5-10 years.

 By: David Hatchell |  Review Date: 4/6/2012 
Just bought a few bottles of this on prearrival to try out-- I am very impressed by the structure of the wine, and the elegant balance that is shown from start to finish -- the tannin fades after about 20/30 minutes yielding plum fruit in the mid-palate finishing with enough tautness to hold up against a good roast chicken w/ spice-- This easily has another 5-10 years of joy -- Im buying more to cellar and continue to drink. I would consider this a "sweet spot" wine for the price-- a fine example of Vosne- Romanee--
Drink from 2012 to 2022

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Vosne Romanee

- This is the top of the Côte de Nuits. Home to the famous Grand Crus of Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Romanée St. Vivant, Richebourg, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, and La Grand Rue, this village really makes you realize how much extraordinary wine can come from a tiny place. This is the home of quintessential Burgundy-deep, rich, refined and powerful.