Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wine does not try to surprise me, so it is full of what it is. Sober and calm, this fine wine will get even better with the years of aging. We switched to red wine with a Moroccan leg of lamb appetizer to complement this theme. Our taxi arrived, so I quickly tasted the wine, so I have a brief explanation. On the second night, the wine was still strong, but showed a strong mineral fruit aroma, with a hint of dark fruit and sweet spices in the aftertaste and aftertaste. Although it is a good base wine that can withstand longer aging, it is not my favorite.
Very silky, but also well defined, with smooth, clean, and concentrated red fruits and exquisite texture. Fresh and quite pleasant, with silky red fruits and some juiciness. It has purity and freshness with a textured red cherry green border and plum fruit. The bouquet is captivating and floral (100% whole bunch like all wines), offering an airy and energetic expression of red fruits with subtle minerality for this level. Tense and structured with a pleasant blend of concentrated raspberry and cherry fruits.
Dark, spicy, clean, deep, long, richly fruity, rich, and overall fineness. Juicy red fruit, composed of gooseberries, strawberries, black cherries, and exotic spices. Vosne-Romanee Les Hautes Maizieres added perfume and flowers, black pepper and earth to the Echezeaux Grand Cru Les Rouge, and added aluminum and slate, red currant jelly, and a bit of scent to the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Proces The aspic of Gendy Pinot Nofin, but mainly fruity; strawberry, pomegranate, raspberry, berry whatever. These wines are incredibly dynamic and elegant and are the best performance of the Vosne and Nuits grades currently available.
The details and sophistication of the online wine auctions are inspiring and unusual. These include four grand crus, five premier crus, five villages, and regional wine. There are more than 100 Applications d’Origine Controlee (AOC) appellations in Burgundy today (more than any other wine-growing region in France), mainly (if not almost exclusively) focused on only two grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The domain mainly uses Pinot Noir grapes for its wines, but also produces a small amount of Burgundy aligot (white).
The field is now a source of quality wines brewed in a modern style. All grape varieties have been peeled, and depending on the wine, they are aged up to 100% in new wood in a premium garden. Country wine 10-12% comes from new oak barrels, 15-20% comes from Premier Cru wines, and 30% comes from Grand Cru wines. There are no new oak barrels in Burgundy.
With an emphasis on the production of Pinot Noir, the wines produced are usually incredibly concentrated and refined, with great aging potential. Charles Lacho said that the 2016 wines were produced in the same way as the 2015 wines.
The wine passed malolactic fermentation in oak, followed by 14-month aging in 100% new oak, of which 20% American and 80% French. It was fermented in barrels with local yeast, malolactic fermented, and aged for 8 months in new barriques of 30% French oak. This wine is 100% Chardonnay grown on a 3.5-acre site with 24-year-old vines.
While it may not be “stratospheric,” it still costs about $ 95 a bottle, but it is grown in four different low-yielding vineyards. The location of this vineyard just above La Romani and Arnou-Lacho’s ownership of the best plot is evident in this wine. Wine Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru “Les Proces” is obtained from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the “Le require” vineyard with the Premiers Crus classification and located in the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation.
Romanee Saint-Vivant is the flagship wine of the Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux. Domaine Robert Arnoux Lachaux is a boutique Burgundy winemaker now run by Charles Lachaux for the sixth generation. Charles Lachaud created some great 2016 wines that blend brilliantly with the vintage style.
The Arnoux-Lachaux region lost approximately 60% of its total production, with two vineyards losing 100% (No Clos Vougeot and Nuits St Georges Les Poisets were produced in 2016). Beginning with the harvest in 2007, Pascal began labeling wines under the Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux label and stopped bottling wines under the Domaine Robert Arnoux brand. The reputation of Domaine Robert Arnoux soared with Pascal Lachaud. Charles Lachaux has produced several excellent wines, in my opinion, they are better than Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux 2015.
I am very impressed with the 2016 Doamine Arnoux-Lachaux wines, from Bourgogne Pinot Fin to Vosne Romanee Lessuchots, not to mention the incredible Romanee-Saint-Vivant. The 2016 Lachaux Echezeaux is expressive, showing a fruity charm. Les Suchots 2016 showed the magnificent aromas of whole bunches, rose petals, fragrant Japanese strawberries, Indian spices, and vibrant berries. The one I found at Wine Emporium in Newest is the 2016 Domaine Arnoux Lachaux Bourgogne Rouge.
In Allen Meadows’s recent book, La Perle de la Cote, Arnou-Lacho is recognized as the Vosne-Romanee Reference Producer. Both had different views on how to approach wine: Arnoux preferred a wilder and freer approach to the vineyards, while Lacho followed a more thorough and thorough vine care plan. It was during this period that Pinot Noir became the favorite red wine in Burgundy.
The Francis Burgundy wine region produces some of the truly great wines in the world. After all, they have some of the best vineyards in Vosne-Roman and equally good vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges. He said that if he took wines to the next level today, it was thanks to the health of the vineyards and the organization of the cellar when he started in 2012. Showcasing a 2018 vintage in London for the first time, he confesses: Impressed with new wines, 15 different cuvées spread over 14.5 hectares of vineyards in six villages and 14 appellations – a crop that is a winemaker’s, and whose success depends largely on when the fruit is harvested.
With vineyard innovations that allow early phenolic maturation and lower alcohol concentrations, and nearly all wines now vinified as 100% whole bunches, Charles is making a name for himself in Burgundy – even if he does so with adorable secrecy. The 2019s come from yet another intense harvest, and Charles Lachaux has succeeded again where others have failed, creating rich yet light wines with modest levels of alcohol and an organic and otherworldly complexity of bouquet and flavor. The year 2019 marks the first samples of ready-made Arnou-Lacho wines, which have been modified and improved. At Bowler, we have always been impressed by the tastings at Arnoux Lacho, and wines have reached new heights since Charles joined his father.
If you’re not on the Forbes list, you probably don’t break these bottles every day, but Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru (DLM) and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grand Cru (DRC) are now vying for the title of the world’s most wine expensive.