Robert Parker 92
“The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts reveals a classic bouquet of wood smoke, game bird, cherries and rich soil, framed by a touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and ample, with good depth, juicy acids and a fine-grained chassis of tannins that asserts itself on the rather muscular finish. Served between the Bonnes Mares and Malconsorts, this Beaux Monts admirably held its own, but I may nonetheless be underrating it.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Healthy medium red. Distinctly more minerally on the nose than the Charmes-Chambertin, offering complex scents of black raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, violet and dark chocolate. More open-knit on the palate as well, but at the same time a bit more monolithic than its younger 2016 sibling, conveying a touch of smoky reduction to its very dense, ripe flavors of purple fruits, chocolate and minerals. Still, this very ripe, tactile wine has the stuffing to support its big, broad tannins, which reach the front teeth.