Cask sample. Monopole. Rather reduced nose. Lifted and wild on the palate. A bit of a wayward character. Great tannin quality and with the salty, digestible quality evident in all this domaine’s wines. Lots to chew on. Needs time but it should all knit together eventually.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2046
The 2015 La Romanée Grand Cru is a much more introverted wine than the Domaine A.F. Gros Richebourg Grand Cru, less detailed and complex, yet still captivating with its brambly black fruit, graphite and minerals, the latter becoming increasingly expressive with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin. This is beautifully balanced and supple in the mouth, displaying beguiling harmony and a persistent, utterly seductive finish. It could only be La Romanée. Sublime. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060