2015 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, Burgundy, France
(95-97) Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (December 2016)
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots, matured in two-thirds new oak, has a bewitching bouquet that is very pure and intense, layers of dark cherry and wild strawberry fruit tinged with iodine that seems to blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin and structured, underneath those intense dark berry fruit, a touch of salinity towards the finish that keeps the senses searching and eager for the next sip. Typical of Cathiard's style of winemaking, this is just a brilliant Les Suchots from one of its finest exponents.
(92-94) Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2017)
A brilliantly spicy nose is comprised by notes of violet, plum, lavender, soy, Asian-style tea and black cherry. There is more volume and richness if less precision and delineation to the velvety and seductive-textured medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate on the beautifully well-balanced, persistent and equally classy finish that is quite firmly structured. The sheer level of dry extract buffering the ripe and dense tannins is impressive and as such this terrific effort should age effortlessly.