Vosne-Romanée 2005, Michel Gros
One of the truly remarkable things about Burgundy is that no matter how many years of tasting one puts in, there is always a legion of known but untouched producers; the known unknowns. And this is the case for me with Domaine Michel Gros. For the Burgundy specialists Michel is the brother of Anne-Françoise Gros and also Bertrand Gros who runs Gros Frère & Soeur. Glorious nose of black cherry, plum, roasted, big, hearty and welcoming. Secondary aromas are laced with aniseed, chestnuts, violets. Ripe, rich fruit on the palate, cassis, cherry, big structure, fresh, some acidity. Already drinking well. Will 2005s age well? I think they may be foursquare and not evolve a more sophisticated structure. Excellent contribution betwixt Christmas and New Year from Jezza.