Wine of the Day November 20, 2013

2010ChezeauxVR2010 Domaine Jerome Chezeaux, Vosne-Romanee AC, Red Burgundy, France.
Vosne-Romanee, the town that calls home to the great Romanee-Conti, La Tache and Romanee-St.-Vivant as well as other historic sites is one of the spiritual homes for Pinot Noir, and the name always screams Burgundy. Domaine Chezeaux in the last three vintages, 2008, 2009 and 2010, has stepped out of the shadows and into the limelight, the wines have been beautiful, graceful and soulful showing impeccable winemaking, verve and vibrancy, if you’ve been looking for elegance and character filled Burgundy, you should try these wines, especially the simple Vosne-Romanee AC. The 2010 Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Vosne-Romanee is bright, dignified and complex Pinot Noir that shows it’s pedigree and sense of place to near perfection with earthy spices, wilted roses, violets and wild red fruits casting a subtle perfume, leading to a vivid palate of black cherry, mountain berry, plum and currant fruits along with truffle, briar, anise and light tea notes. The wine is lifted by well judged acidity and soft tannins, the texture is firm, but silky in the mouth and the length is impressive considering it’s youthfulness, this is classy and well made Burgundy, drink 2014 to 2026.
($70 Est.) 93-94 Points, grapelive