Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, Cros Parantoux 2005
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Burgundy Red
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
The 2005 Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux – all 50 cases worth of it – penetrates the nasal front with wild berry bitter-sweetness, distilled berry high-tones, pungent spice, and iodine. A huckleberry bitterness, blackberry, wet stone and charred meatiness on the palate all contribute to an amazingly dense and ripe, if somewhat severe impression. The finish bursts with salty, smoky, brightly-tart-berried flavors, bitter black chocolate, and meaty savor. Staining on the palate and bound to be a long keeper, this don’t-mess-with-me wine is a steel spring of Pinot. (94-95) Points, David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate.