2013 Domaine d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée

SKU #1242438 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 There is a hint of herbal tea present on the notably fresh nose of red currant, rose petal and red currant aromas. The agreeably rich and supple medium-bodied flavors possess a velvety mouth feel as well as slightly rough tannins on the cool if slightly edgy finish where a mild hint of bitterness appears.  (1/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Scented and fresh and vigourous. Lots of energy. Kerpow. Just a little hard on the end. Long and lively.  (11/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Village, without the addition of 'Les Commune' for the first time, has a lifted dark cherry and blackberry leaf nose, nicely defined and quite vigorous. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannins, nicely judged acidity and a very linear finish that just needs to develop a little more complexity by the time of bottle. (NM)  (12/2014)

Vinous

 Bright dark red. Dark berries and a touch of leesy reduction on the nose. Juicy, tight and on the lean side, showing a slight herbal (but not vegetal) edge to the flavors of black cherry, licorice and violet. The firmly tannic, slightly peppery finish shows a saline nuance and good energy. Production of this wine will be just 9 barrels, down from 30 in the past, as the estate sold off its fruit from La Commune, whose heavier soils yield less elegant wines. (ST)  (1/2015)

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5