The 2019 vintage was characterized by a beautiful sunshine that gave to the red wines pretty deep colours and black fruit aromatic profiles.
The tannins are both structured and velvety. On the palate, the red wines are harmonious and delicious, always with a refreshing finish. It is a great vintage but it is a small production.
White wines have a surprising freshness in spite of this hot vintage. They demonstrate a nice balance between mellowness and liveliness. They will be drunk easily.
Our Cremant Brut La Fun en Bulles is born this year of a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend. It is still a variation on finesse and length to accompany dinner aperitifs and especially savory dishes.
Notes from the tasting on March 17 by Steen Öhman
Domaine Anne Gros Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2019
The Hautes Cotes de Nuits, the first wine in the line-up, is showing fine fruit -raspberries and hints of black cherries – on the nose. It’s quite cool for the vintage, with a line of acidity to back up the freshness. On the palate, delicate retrolfaction, good structure, and first and foremost, balance. (Drink from 2021) – Good
Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne Rouge 2019
The Bourgogne Rouge this year is a step up in complexity from the Hautes Cotes de Nuits. It comes from 40-year-old vines. “Our Red Burgundy is a blend of three parcels (0.87 ha total) : Les Champs d’Argent, Les Glapigny and Les Pasquiers, with an average age of 40 years. These parcels are all situated on the flat, separated from the hillside by the RD 974 between Nuits-St.-Georges and Flagey-Echezeaux.” The bouquet offers fine red pinot fruit, forest raspberries and cherries, with a perfumed hint of peony. On the palate, more lush and rewarding than the Hautes Cotes. Delicate and joyful. Cheers ! (Drink from 2021) – Good+ (87p)
Domaine Anne Gros Chambolle-Musigny 2019
The Chambolle-Musigny village comes from a plot in La Combe d’Orveau, the valley behind the Vougeot vineyard. The bouquet is quite expressive, with lovely mineral yet sweet fruit notes – redcurrant, pomegranate, strawberries – that are sensual and graceful. On the palate, the elegant, delicate fruit shows quite great precision for the terroir and the vintage. This has a lovely hedonistic grace, and will drink very well. (Drink from 2030) – Very Good (89-90p)
Domaine Anne Gros Vosne-Romanee 2019
The Vosne-Romanee village originates from Les Barreaux, the climat located above Cros Parantoux and Richebourg. This is a gorgeous village terroir on the cool side of Vosne. Anne Gros has some really old vines in this plot (90 years), and the result is a very deep, velvety wine, one that is always a highlight of the portfolio. It has fine sweet-spicy pinot aromas – strawberries and raspberries perfumed with violets and peonies, and even some pink roses. The expressive, perfumed nose really invites you to explore this delightful village. Very fine pinot aromas and delightful minerality from this excellent terroir. (Drink from 2032) – Very Good+ (90-91p)
Domaine Anne Gros Echezeaux 2019
The Echezeaux comes from the climat Les Loächausses in the centre of the vineyard. Anne Gros started making this wine in 2007 when she took over the parcel from relatives in the family. Time, however, flies, and the ensuing 13 years have brought a delightful liveliness to the Echezeaux. More forward than the Vougeot and showing greater nuance – strawberries and layers of cherries, with hints of cloudberries, violets and peonies. A smaller wine than the Vougeot, but not lesser, as its hedonistic joy really graces the palate. (Drink from 2035) – Very Fine (93-94p)
Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot 2019
The Clos Vougeot comes from the climat Le Grand Maupertui, located just below Grands Echezeaux. This is surely not a bad place to be if you want to produce a glass of interesting and joyful wine. As always, it starts off a bit dark, yet its light-footed but substantial stance will ensure hedonistic enjoyment in the long run. On the nose, there is delicate red and darker pinot fruit – cherries, pomegranate, raspberries – spiced with peony and a hint of lilac. On the palate, good concentration and length, excellent balance, fine minerality, and the 2019 kick of freshness. (Drink from 2037) – Very Fine (93-94p)
Domaine Anne Gros Richebourg 2019
Richebourg is the land of glory, where a few are great, and no one talks about the disappointments. The Anne Gros Richebourg is neither the greatest nor the most expensive. But give it time, and there is practically a guarantee of gobs of joyful pleasure. The bouquet is deep and quite intense, with a warm greeting from the vintage. Like other 2019s, it has the vivid freshness and sensual vivacity that are the hallmarks of this mighty vintage. There are layers of pinot fruit, with notes of strawberries, pomegranate, raspberries, and even cloudberries to accompany the violets and peonies. Not overtly complex, it is still delightful and effortless in the best sense of the words. While this is not the most muscular Richebourg, it has – as they say at Rolls-Royce – “adequate” power, which is delightfully sufficient. Give it at least 10 – and preferably 20 – years. (Drink from 2040) – Outstanding (95-96p)