90-92 / 100 by Allen Meadow Here the wood treatment isn't subtle but it's not as dominant as that of the Chaignots given that it ... Read moreHere the wood treatment isn't subtle but it's not as dominant as that of the Chaignots given that it allows the fresh array of menthol, spice and red and black pinot fruit aromas to be better appreciated. There is a lush, even seductive mouth feel to the generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a dusty, clean and velvety finish. This is well-balanced and sufficiently well-structured to reward a decade of bottle age.
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91-93 / 100 by Robert Parker The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots has a very fragrant bouquet with beautifully integrated oak ... Read moreThe 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots has a very fragrant bouquet with beautifully integrated oak. This captures the essence of Suchots. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannins, symmetrical and quite sophisticated, even if it does not quite have the persistence of a “bigger” millésime. Still, this is a superb Suchots from Nicolas Potel.
Nicolas Potel’s wines have a strong following in the UK, the United States and Japan and for good reason. His wide portfolio of both domaine and négociant wines can be absolutely delicious, as proven by this year’s blind tasting back in August, whereupon a couple of his 2011s surpassed more illustrious names. Certainly he has had a rather tumultuous career since the death of his hugely respected and influential father, and yet few winemakers exude positivity as much as Nicolas. What does bring him down? Well, he was lamenting recently, spotting a bottle bearing his family name in a supermarket priced at an insulting 10 euros (this is after Labouré-Roi fired Nicolas back in 2009 and own his name – an absurd situation.) Yet Nicolas always comes back, reinventing himself with the common theme of top-notch winemaking. He expressed his long-term plan to focus more and more on the domaine side of the business rather than negociant, moving the business out of his cramped premises on the Dijon road in Beaune to something more spacious. Essentially, he wants to return to his roots, those that I am sure he dreamed of when working alongside his father in the 1990s. I asked Nicolas what he thought of the vintage. “It reminded me of 1993,” he answered. “The 1993 had a little more mildew, but on top of 2013 we had rain and the problem of the hail, so it was more complicated.” Nicolas chaptalized his wines by around 0.5 degrees for the whites and 0.3 for the red wines. Potel’s range offers something for everyone, whether it is an entry-level Bourgogne Rouge or a Montrachet, and the bonus is that they are often well priced.
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16.5 / 20 by Jancis Robinson Bright crimson. Light nose and very crackling with a still-obvious framework. Grainy and dry on the end ... Read moreBright crimson. Light nose and very crackling with a still-obvious framework. Grainy and dry on the end. Nice balance and weight. But it needs a heck of a time to take on flesh and round out. All carpentry at the moment.
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