Maison Benjamin Leroux Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 2013
- Burgundy,Cote de Nuits
- Pinot Noir
The 2013 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Suchots has a crisp and focused bouquet with black cherry, strawberry and bergamot on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ripe tannins, plenty of blackberry fruit and a slightly jammy finish. This is one of the few of Benjamin's wines to feel a little "forced". - WA87-89
A wonderfully, even exuberantly spicy nose offers up notes of plum, violet, lavender, Asian-style spices and a hint of sandalwood. There is fine volume to the admirably well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess a velvety mouth feel before concluding in a palate coating, dusty, long and impeccably well-balanced finale. - BH91-93
Ben takes a domaine philosophy, focused on establishing and maintaining contracts with growers who work for top quality vines and fruit rather than seeking prestigious appellations. Ben and his team carefully guide the vineyard work, for the most part carried out by the owners. Vines are plowed and are at least lutte raisonnée, while many are organic or biodynamic. When Ben deems necessary, his team carries out green harvest themselves. All vines are harvested by Ben’s team and grapes are sorted at the winery in Beaune. Ben’s cuverie is fit with state of the art equipment.