Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots, 2012, Domaine De L'Arlot
Note: from vines planted in 1950
A reserved and almost mute nose required a lot of swirling to liberate the timid aromas of cool and airy plum, cherry, spice and violet suffused aromas. In much the same fashion as the Clos des Forêts the mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is pure silk thanks mainly to the ultra-fine grained tannins.
To be sure though the finish is not soft as this really firms up and I very much like the excellent persistence and really lovely balance that should enable this to age effortlessly yet drink well young too.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com