Domaine Emmanuel Rouget   Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

2017 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux

By Domaine Emmanuel Rouget

2017 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux from Domaine Emmanuel Rouget, Burgundy, France

The magnificent 2017 vintage from the storied terroir of Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux presents the wine connoisseur with a dictum in precision and elegance. Domaine Emmanuel Rouget, esteemed guardian of such vinous treasure, continues to craft masterpieces with an unwavering commitment to quality. In 2017, the patchwork of Burgundy's climate, shaped by both benevolent skies and meticulous vineyard stewardship, has endowed Cros Parantoux with layers of complexity and harmony.

 

Distinctive Terroir, Exceptional Craftsmanship

The challenges and triumphs of the growing season in 2017 have been captured with dexterity by Domaine Emmanuel Rouget. This vintage sings - a siren’s call to enthusiasts and investors alike. Noteworthy is the expertly judged balance between power and poise; a quintessential characteristic of this noble plot. The silken tannins encase a core of ripe cherries and subtle oak, intimating at the wine's exquisite ageing potential.

 

Vintage Character: A Symphony of Senses

Towards clarity and typicity, the 2017 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux distinguishes itself. A mélange of blackcurrants, earthy undertones, and hints of allspice are but precursors to a graceful evolution within the bottle. The sui generis climatic nuances of 2017 are imprinted on this vintage - offering both brisk acidity and concentrated fruit that promises a crescendo over decades.

Imbued with a finesse that is synonymous with Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux, this rendition from Domaine Emmanuel Rouget is poised for the long-haul in any discerning investor’s portfolio. The essence captured in this bottle conveys a year where nature bestowed her gifts unevenly across Burgundy - yet here, within these vines, she was particularly generous.

In summarising this vintage's promise: the 2017 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux from Domaine Emmanuel Rouget stands as an embodiment of Burgundian artisanship at its most agile. It encapsulates a specific moment in time - one that brought forth a wine characterised by depth, vibrancy, and immense future potential - thriving at the intersection where favourable conditions meet virtuoso winemaking.

Current market price

HK$250,920.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

1875

Scores and tasting notes

93-96

Tasted from several barrels, the 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux was showing very well, unfurling in the glass with aromas of sweet berries, dark spices, grilled meats, rich soil and rose petal. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and concentrated with a sappy core of fruit and the vertical line that routinely marks the wines from this comparatively cool site, concluding with a long and precise finish. It's a brilliant wine.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

Vintage performance