Vosne-Romanée "La Combe Brûlée" 2009, Bruno Clavelier
I am confident that Bruno Clavelier is one of the top 10 amateur geologists of the Côte d'Or. When we tasted at the domaine we were wowed by his knowledge of terroir. The domaine is run on bio-dynamic principles, the wines are organically certified and the philosophy is aimed at letting nature take its course. The wines are fascinating and distinctive. This Vosne 2009 has an intriguing vibrant nose of orange, morello cherry, pomegranite and myrtilles (blue berries). Aged 20% in new oak. Menthol, fascinating lovely soft black fruits. Good matière, fruit driven. Will drink well until 2014. Grown on a terroir with silicate fossils. Cracking wine.