2016 Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanee Aux Brulees 1er Cru

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 88-90
Burghound: 90-93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :

"The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées has a reticent bouquet that demanded a lot of coaxing from the glass. It remained a little taciturn with broody blackberry and raspberry scents, confit cherries emerging with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. It clams up a little toward the second half that is driven by the wood tannins at the moment. As I remarked last year apropos the 2015, I wish the new oak would allow the great terroir to have its say." (WA)

"A restrained and beautifully spicy nose offers up notes of purple fruit, violet, anise and a hint of wood toast. There is good muscle, punch and power to the middle weight plus flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the beautifully persistent finish. This is a blend of power and refinement though at least some patience will be necessary." (BH)

Winery Notes:
It was in 1830 that the GROS family set up in Vosne-Romanée. Today, Michel GROS, sixth generation of this dynasty of winemakers, continues and develops the work undertaken by his ancestors, as do his sister (Domaine AF Gros), his brother (Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur) and his cousin (Domaine Anne Gros). Passionate but also very rigorous, Michel GROS brings constant care to the development of his wines, by mastering all the stages of production, from vine through to bottling. Modest and unassuming, he expresses himself through his wines: generous, fine, elegant, of reliable and even quality.