Robert Parker 96+
Lachaux’s 2019 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Grands Suchots has turned out brilliantly in bottle, wafting from the glass with a deep bouquet of rose petals, red berries, warm spices and subtle savory bass notes. Full-bodied, perfumed and multidimensional, it’s velvety and sensual, displaying immense concentration without weight, its layered core of fruit framed by lively acids and rich, powdery tannins, and concluding with a long, resonant finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2060
The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Les Grands Suchots 1er Cru needed time to settle in the glass, just to fully enmesh the contribution of the whole bunch. It gradually coheres to reveal exquisitely-defined red fruit, freshly peeled Clementines and just a touch of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a very sappy entry, quite Morey-like in style, much spicier than you would find within other Suchots, Grands or not. Fine weight, a very slight viscosity on the finish, this is a succintly controlled and poised Vosne-Romanée that will be difficult to resist in its youth
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2055
Jasper Morris 97
4 barrels were made from a very low yield of 14 hl/ha coming from ancient vines, closing in on their centenary, and located in the very best part of the vineyard – Les Grands Suchots – where there is no dip in the contours. A powerful deep crimson colour. There is a wonderfully heady character to the nose, a depth of sensual fragrance which enormously outdistances all that has gone before. Splendidly open today, the faintest point of white pepper embracing the rose petals. This is very much in the more savoury style on the palate. Fruit bounds back at the spectacular finish. Exquisite long aftertaste, leaving the palate refreshed. Tasted: November 2021.