Rouget Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux 2005 750mL
Full red-ruby. Knockout nose melds raspberry, flint, mocha and coffee; distinctly rocky. Big, rich and sweet, with very ripe red berry liqueur flavors framed by an edge of tannins and acids. Like the Echezeaux, this also shows some lower-toned earth and underbrush elements, but this one also has the ineffable mineral lift I crave. Almost too seductive now: will it shut down in the bottle?