2008 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux


93Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

A striking sense of distilled pit fruits parallels the suggestions of their confiture in the intense nose of Meo-Camuzet’s 2008 Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux (tasted from thank), and on the palate there is both a bright primary juiciness and a saline-carnal savor more prominent than in any other wine of the vintage that I tasted from this estate, resulting in a truly saliva-inducing, lip-smacking finish. Black pepper and crushed stone notes add a sense of finishing bite. While less seductively sweet or multi-faceted – today, at least – than the corresponding Brulees, there will be those (of whom I am one) who would be even more inclined to put their money (if they had the requisite sort of money) on this wine instead. Certainly though, six or more years in cellar and expectations of 15 or more year’s life span are in order. “Parantoux always retains lots of acidity and freshness,” notes Nicolas Meo, “and I always harvest it last, whereas I have taken to harvesting Les Brulees first.” Jun 2010, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 92-93/100

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