The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1er Cru, matured in 100% new oak, has a flamboyant bouquet that I cannot remember encountering in any previous vintage at this stage. Red berry fruit, veins of blue fruit, crushed violet, fig and Medjool dates – this is quite exotic and yet beautifully controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with an almost lactic opening, fleshy and deep. Quite ravishing in style compared to the Echézeaux, with a persistent, sweet confit-like finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040