So, we drank a bottle of Vosne 1er Cru “Les Chaumes” 2006 tonight from our modest, but nevertheless brilliant, Jerome Chezeaux. There are others in our Burgundy portfolio that are more famous but none who are producing more consistently outstanding wine in a style that is simple yet strikingly classic.
The “Chaumes” ’06 is still quite youthful and did a bit of a “figure 8” tonight, starting off with an elegant black cherry fruitiness and then closing up beneath a layer of minerality and firm but ripe tannins. My experience with this wine is that it is generally the last wine in the cellar to “open up” but it rivals the best of the Chezeaux wines in its ulimate complexity, perhaps the best value in the group (and that is saying a lot since every wine at Chezeaux brings a positive quality-price ratio).
I am looking forward to the day when the world catches on and begins to truly appreciate this domaine.
A picture of Jerome and Pierrette Chezeaux in their cellar accompanies this post.