Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Chaumes 2012
Pascal Lachaux is the son-in-law of the famous Robert Arnoux; he started full-time at the winery in 1985 when he was just 23 years old, and has been the head winemaker since the early 90’s. Under Pascal Lachaux’s leadership, the domaine has reached unprecedented levels of quality, and today, it is regarded as one of Vosne-Romanee’s leading estates.
Les Chaumes is a large Premier Cru climat located at the southern end of the Vosne-Romanee. Les Chaumes Premier Cru wines are full bodied and supple.
Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A ripe and airy nose mixes aromas of various spice and floral elements with those of red pinot and plum. The round, fleshy and generously proportioned flavors also possess very fine depth and length on the punchy and relatively refined finale thanks mainly to the fine-grained supporting tannins. Note that in contrast to several of the foregoing wines, this should be reasonably approachable young if that's your preference." 90-92 points.