Anne’s Comments

2016 is a very small crop because of the severe spring frost which impacted Burgundy a lot. Despite this catastroph, the rest of the year happened well and we can present balanced red wines with enough structure to compete 2015s.

Great satisfaction !

White wines are already very open and show great maturity without however great ageing potential due to a slight lack of acidity. But what a treat !

To forget our production problems we are happy to propose 2 cuvees :
A 2016 Bourgogne Blanc Clos de l’Eglise all smooth and delicious and a 2016 Bourgogne Rouge Clos de l’Abbaye with a firmer peppery texture.

journalists’ Comments

Hautes Côtes de Nuits rouge 2016 : par “The Fine Wine Review”

“These were the estate’s only vines that did not freeze in 2016. The nose and mouth show violets and cherries. The wine is medium-weight with excellent purity, precision, and freshness.”

“Soft, smooth, mineral-like flavors. Ready to drink now. Fruit forward with subtle hints of raspberries and other fresh fruit.”

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Hautes Côtes de Nuits blanc 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

With lime on the nose and in the mouth, this wine is light in weight. It shows plenty of finesse and good length, probably better as an aperitif wine than with a substantial dish.”

“Subtle, slightly sharp at first. Great structure. Crisp, austere, very chablis like in taste. Beautiful finish.”

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Bourgogne rouge 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

This is from the estate’s patch of Bourgogne (there is also a négociant wine produced in most vintages). Loss here due to the freeze was 45%. The fruit is pure and dark and there’s more weight here than in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, but not quite as much freshness.”

“More austere, flinter than previous red wine (Hautes Côtes de Nuits rouge). Needs time to age, ideally 5 to 10 years. Medium to full-bodied fruit that dances on the tip of the tongue.”

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Vosne-Romanée 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

From a lieu-dit just above Cros Parantoux, Richebourg, and Brulées, this wine shows a lovely layering of dark fruit with good violets and some minerality. There’s length and elegance here, too. 50% new oak on this wine, 10% loss due to the frost.”

“Dark, intense, ruby-colored wine that will hit its peak 10 to 20 years from now. Incredibly long aftertaste. Blackberry and roasted blueberry-like flavors.very meaty, tannic wine. Outstanding.”

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Echezeaux 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

The wine has a creamy texture with dark fruits and good density, but it is less developed at this point than the foregoing wines. 40% new oak, half of a normal crop.”

“Stunning wine with flinty, full-bodied, robust, leather-like taste. Other flavors that slowly emerge with each sip include roasted cherries and mineral-like flavors. this hearty, earthy wine would benefit from 10 to 20 years of aging but honestly tastes outstanding now. Highly recommend.”

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Clos Vougeot 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

The wine has intense black raspberry aromas characteristic of Clos-Vougot. The mouth is dense, creamy, fresh, and long with black raspberry fruit; it is an excellent Clos-Vougeot. Appellation limits allow 18 barrels, but in 2016 there were only 7 (2100 bottles) made here.”

“Another stunning, muscular wine that combines flinty, dry flavors with bright, ripe fruit, includind blackcurrants and roasted blackberries. More austere than the Echezeaux, this powerhouse Pinot Noir will likely need 20 years of aging. Truly superb expression of the vineyard’s old vines. Highly recommend.”

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Richebourg 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

The Richebourg is deep with dark plum fruit. It’s a little reserved today, but intense and promising.”

“The best wine of the tasting, this Grand Dame of Domaine Anne Gros truly lives upto the hype. Austere yet finessed, dry yet fruity, flavors abound in this world-class wine – from ripe cherries to earthly, mineral-like notes. Rich and complex, this big, bright wine has a soft, smooth finish. Will develop nicely over the next 15 to 20 years. but this spectacular wine frankly tastes superb now. Highly recommend. Poetry in a glass.”

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Richebourg 2016 : par « Vindatabasen – DN.no »

“6 flasker slippes. Dufter aromatisk av søte villbringebær og granatepler. Delikat og raffinert lettbent frukt som samtidig oppleves sødmefull og konsentrert på smak. Faste og ferske tanniner i en lang og delikat utgang. Stor vin som trenger litt kjellertid. Drikk fra 2025 til 2032. Passer til sopp, and, kalv og svin.”

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