Louis Jadot Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Monts 2015
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts was shaded by the Les Suchots in this occasion, more foursquare and less terroir-driven at the moment, though developing attractive woodland and sous-bois aromas with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a fine bead of acidity and commendable precision on the finish. This has potential, but it may need more bottle age than the Les Suchots.
Bright medium red, moderately saturated like the Suchots. More complex on the nose than the Suchots, with dark berry, redcurrant and espresso aromas complemented by a suggestion of graphite minerality. Also sweeter, plusher and more chocolatey than the Suchots, conveying a more pliant texture and little of the Suchot's slightly raw character. In fact, this wine boasts a rather creamy, almost liqueur-like quality without coming across as overly sweet. Finishes with nicely ripe tannins and very good length.