This higher altitude Vosne exhibits a strong personality, the depth of colour can most certainly be connected to the iron present in this dark soil. Regardless of the vintage, the acidity in the wines of this parcel give them an excellent aptitude for ageing.
It is an interesting balance of freshness (northern exposure) and maturity, of mineral and fruit. Black fruit is very apparent (wild blackberry, blueberry…) lifted by spicy notes (pepper).
It is simultaneously austere, hard, deep, elegant, sappy, wild… It is necessary to age certain vintages several years before the wine knits together. An excellent accompaniment to game and meat in sauces.
Petits échos du millésime 2015 :
The Wine Advocate:(90-92)
Drink Date 2019 – 2030
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux has a very harmonious bouquet with redcurrant, cranberry and blackcurrant fruit that is well defined, conveying fine mineralité (perhaps more than the Chambolle-Musigny at this stage). The palate is very well balanced with supple tannin, veering more towards red fruit here with a harmonious and tensile, raspberry preserve and strawberry finish. Excellent – this comes recommended.
This small 0.39 ha parcel which I acquired in 1988 will celebrate its centenary in 2002!
It is a Vosne “of altitude” (approximately 280m) situated at the mouth of the valley of Concoeur with a north-east orientation.
The soil is “dark” with a high density of rather large chalky elements…rocks are never far, which no doubt explains the name of the locality “les Barreaux”, which means “stony bar”.