Robert Parker 93+
Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Chateau de Vosne. The 2008 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Aux Reignots does not quite possess the same delineation and poise on the nose as the 2007, which comes as some surprise. Touches of cooked meat come through and later an attractive sea spray scent. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded, savory entry. This is quite animally and gamy, the acidity nicely judged with a little chewiness toward the finish. Give this 2-3 more years in the cellar. Tasted June 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038
Good deep red. Black raspberry, licorice, game and a whiff of soil on the very deep nose. Dense and thick–even plump–in the mouth, with superb concentration to the youthful flavors of dark berries and black cherry. Already remarkably round, savory and lush. Perhaps most impressive today on the very long, suavely tannic finish, which boasts terrific echoing lift and mineral precision. From a crop level of just 24 hectoliters per hectare, according to Louis-Michel Liger-Belair