georges noellat, vosne-romanee premier cru, les petits monts 2017
This too is softly spicy with its elegant and distinctly cool array of plum, violet, rose petal and Asian-style tea wisps. There is once again excellent energy and intensity to the almost pungently mineral-driven middle weight flavors that are at once classy yet muscular and on the balanced, focused and saline finish. This too is going to require at least some patience before it will be reasonably approachable.
There aren't many producers in this superb premier cru, but Maxime Cheurlin has certainly made the most of his 0.3ha parcel in 2017. It's focussed, elegant and racy, with fine-boned tannins, gorgeous fruit and the freshness of a site that's high on the slope. Crunchy and refreshing on the finish. Drinking Window 2020 - 2028
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts displays a beautiful bouquet of sweet wild berries, candied peel and violets, complemented by deeper bass notes of raw cocoa and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure and layered, with satiny tannins, a bright line of animating acidity and a long, vibrant finish.