Gerard Mugneret Vosne Romanee Les Suchots 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Vosne-Romanée|
Les Suchots is too big of a vineyard, with too much disparity in its terroir, to be counted among the best premiers crus. This is unfair to the best part of the vineyard, which is spectacular. It has a ton of Asian spice, the most celebrated aromatic signature of Vosne- Romanée. Texturally, it belongs to the family of terroirs that give you the greatest cuddles -a little more timid than the unabashed embrace of La Tâche or Les Amoureuses, but plainly put, great Suchots is very sensual drink. In contrast, its finish is discreet, not powerfully mineral, but very long.
The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 1er Cru was another cuvée due to be racked the following week. There is a touch of gaminess on the nose, combining nicely with the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but supple tannins, fresh and focused, with strictness rather than opulence defining the finish. A structured Les Suchots where the whole bunch is more prominent than in other cuvées.