Jean Tardy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2002
The ebullient Jean Tardy, in partnership with his son Guillaume, is a perfectionist and huge enthusiast of the wines of Burgundy. A visit to his cellar, or a conducted tour of his disparate plots, will immediately confirm these facts. A tasting here is always enjoyable, certainly for the high quality of the wines, but also for the Tardys’ warmth. Powerful bouquets, rich pure flavours and good balance are the hallmarks here. A firm believer in the compatibility of carefully selected fruit and new oak. Some vanillary oak flavours here, with a silky, rounded quality to the raspberry fruit tastes. Creamy on the palate, this is silky and fine with sweetness and elegance too. Has polished tannins and lovely balance with a long finish.