ARNOUX - LACHAUX Vosne Romanée 1er cru les Chaumes 2014Les Chaumes is situated just below Malconsorts and La Tâche. It has a little more clay and iron in the soil than most Vosne 1ers and this tends to bring more thunder and mouth coating, structure than we might expect of a young Vosne. With age, as these tannins melt, the Vosne component of the wine comes to the fore, exploding with perfume and texture. It often needs a year or two to show it's absolute best. 40% whole bunch and 50% new oak.
"A discreet application of wood frames the overtly spicy and floral aromas that display notes of plum, black cherry, violet, lavender and Asian-style tea. The medium weight flavors are lush to the point of opulence with a seductive texture, all wrapped in a delicious, refined and balanced finish. This should also drink well young if desired." 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 61