Vosne-Romanée 2002, Jacques Cacheux
The warm weather in London tempted me to open a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. After half a glass I realized that Vosne-Romanée is a better choice during the Wimbledon weeks. And this Vosne is another splendid example of the rich, black fruit-driven and now perfectly mature 2002 vintage. From the Jacques Cacheux domaine, this pinot has a cherry red core colour with a fox fur rim. Cherry, plum, damson and a hint of medjool dates. Sweet aniseed and elements of beech bark with an underlying orange and strawberry rumptopf. Potent acidity, solid tannins and grippy plum fruit. Good and complex now. Needs to be consumed in the next 12 months like other 2002s.