The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru has a more savory bouquet than the Les Beaux Monts, the whole bunch less integrated by direct comparison and yet it also delivers more terroir expression and mineralité. Touches of cracked black pepper and sage lend complexity to the dark berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, very harmonious with white pepper and clove, a lovely grainy texture and perhaps more refinement compared to the Echézeaux. The kind of Vosne-Romanée that you want to elope with.
Aromas of cherries, raspberries, exotic spices, anise and blood orange introduce the 2019 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts, a full-bodied, rich and muscular wine that's concentrated and primary, underpinned by lively acids and an imposing chassis of rich, powdery tannins. Even in the charming 2019 vintage, a decade's patience will be a minimum requirement for this Malconsorts.
An overtly spicy nose reflects notes of various red and dark berries, rose petal and exotic Asian-style tea. The mouthfeel of the broad-shouldered flavors is sleek with an almost silky mid-palate that contrasts markedly with the muscular and notably firm finale that displays focused power on the dusty, youthfully austere and serious finale. Patience an absolute must. (Drink starting 2037)