Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Domaine A. -F. Gros, BEAUNE 1er Cru "Les Boucherottes"
$89.70 inc. GST
Touches of wood and menthol can be found on the ripe aromas of black raspberry liqueur and pungent warm earth nuances. The round, caressing and succulent middle weight flavours brim with sappy dry extract that helps to buffer to mildly rustic, firm and sneaky long finish that also evidences a bit of warmth. 89-91 Burghound.
Caroline Parent-Gros relates that the 0.3ha of old vines here suffered enormously in 2016 from frost and that the heat every year since then has also been difficult. In 2020, the yield was no more than 15 hl/ha and that has produced a wine of inky black concentration, with a pronounced cherry liqueur note on the nose, plus plenty of spice and a bit of smoke from the 30% new casks used for ageing. 92 Charles Curtis MW, Decanter.