2018 Jean Pierre Guyon Vosne Romanée 1er cru les Brulees

2018 Jean Pierre Guyon Vosne Romanée 1er cru les Brulees



At the top of the hierarchy, we find nothing but best-in-class, as-good-as-it-gets examples. From the first whiff of dark red fruits, intense purple florals, spice, and struck match stick smoky mineral reduction so very typical of les Brulées (the upper slope delight that it is), this screams class and classic. It has knee buckling gorgeous dark red fruit purity, precision, tension, and elegance of its components, with the subtly smoky mineral intensity on the ever rising finish leaving me in fits of painful beauty. I could wax further, but trust me when I say that this is quite simply as good as it gets. From 60+ year old vines. A little * awarded here. Jean-Pierre calls this one a sanglier (wild boar) for its wilder qualities, versus the delicacy of the 1er Orveau which he refers to as a biche (deer)……

“Deep purple, with burnt stones on the nose, some quite wild aromatics, but really succulent behind and then rather an elegant finish. Talking about the aromatics, Jean-Pierre said that when you make a hole to plant a baby vine, the rock smells like this. Tasted: November 2019” 92-94 Jasper Morris

“Wafting from the glass with aromas of ripe berry fruit, smoked tea, peonies and spices, the 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping, with a sweet but succulent core of fruit, ripe acids and powdery tannins. This is one of the high points of the range.” 92-94 William Kelley