6 bottles only
Lamarche has four Vosne-Romanée Premier Crus: La Croix Rameau, Aux Malconsorts, Les Suchots and this wine, which comes from half a hectare in Les Chaumes. Sadly, we do not yet get an allocation from these other vineyards—hopefully we will in the future. Les Chaumes is located right under Aux Malconsorts and La Tâche and, at this address, produces extremely fine-boned, perfumed and sensual Vosne. Lamarche’s vines here are now between 30 and 40-years-old and, as for the other 2017s, this was fermented with 30% whole bunches.
This is an extremely floral, red rose and wild strawberry-noted wine with terrific finesse, energy and driven, mineral length. Just a lick of classy oak which will disappear with age. Great breed here.
“Fine even mid red colour, with a little more density of fruit than the village wine. Actually, rather beautiful on the palate, quite floral, cherry and raspberry notes, balanced, persistent, some tannins at the back. Really nicely harnessed fruit.” 91-93 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
“This is aromatically similar to the Vosne villages but with the addition of more oak and menthol influence. The sleek and nicely detailed flavors possess a bit more volume and density before concluding in a more structured and youthfully austere finale. In contrast to the prior wines, this is going to need a bit of patience and reward up to a decade's worth.” 89-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 73
“The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes 1er Cru has a tightly wound bouquet of crushed strawberry and touches of orange pith, nicely defined if not as vigorous as the 2016. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red cherry and raspberry preserve on the entry, a slight tingle of licked limestone toward the second half and an easygoing but quite persistent finish. Enjoy this over the next decade.” 89-91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous