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Vosne Romanee 1er Cru, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot 2017

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

There are two-and-a-half barrels of the 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, which comes from Les Beaumonts and some declassified Echézeaux. Matured in just under 50% new oak, it has a floral bouquet with red currant, bergamot, and subtle chai tea aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle but insistent grip on the entry, and quite saline in the mouth. A touch of white pepper and clove appears toward the persistent finish. I like the joie-de-vivre here. Drink 2021-2035.

The 2017s form a strong follow-up to the outstanding 2016s. Colladot shows deft use of whole bunches, knows when to select new oak or used, add stems or not (details for each cuvée are presented in the tasting notes.) He allows the vineyards to articulate their own personalities so that each one offers its own take on the vintage. If you have not discovered Coquard Loison Fleurot, practice saying that name on a daily basis, or use the acronym “CLF.” It never does “DRC” any harm. Make sure you bag some of the 2017s when they hit the market.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019
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