A very fresh and quite deep Clos des Réas from Michel Gros

Michel Gros is an intervenist that uses backward osmosis to enhance concentration and cultured yiest for fermentation. Michel uses 50% whole bunches, maceration  endures for ten days in cement vats and the juice is raised in 50% new wood with only one racking. The premier cru vineyard Clos des Réas is a monopoly belong to the Gros family since 1860. It is situated on the lowest part of the Vosne’Romanée hill below the Chaumes and Malconsorts.

The 2010 vintage needs no more introduction than we find it impressively balanced and with great tannic structure.

2010 1er cru Clos des Réas, Michel Gros

The colour is typically red-purple middle with pink nuances and the edges are pink-bluish.

The nose emerges with distinct somewhat burnt spices, clove, ginger, medicine cabin, hanged meat, notes of butter and pastry. After another three hours, a deep inner perfume emerges.

On the palate, we find the wine aromatic with quite deep and pure expression of mainly sourish red- and blue fruit as well as a darker mineral tone. Acidity is crisp, fresh and energetic and wraps orange-peel. Texture is as expected very silky, concentration is very fine and it is slender with precision.

A quite deep, very fresh and persistent wine that lingers elegantly to a little saline and naturally sweet finish. Despite the stem addition, it still lacks some structure and we would like just a little less oaky notes even though the latter is not really a problem. Open in 2018 and it will most likely stay fresh until 2030.

93p/100

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