Robert Parker 93-95
The dark-colored Vosne-Romanee Cros- Parantoux possesses an intensely spicy nose filled with ripe red berries and minerals. This unbelievably broad, rich, powerful, and compellingly deep wine is also elegant and complex. Its flavor profile is composed of stones soaked in cherry juice, Asian spices, licorice, flowers, and hints of freshly laid asphalt. It is more backward than the Echezeaux, seemingly keeping more in reserve, but shares that superb offering’s amazing finish. Projected maturity: 2005-2012. Bravo! Importer: Martine’s Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 485-1800.
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012