Lamarche owns a solid half-hectare in Les Chaumes, a superb vineyard that is located right under Aux Malconsorts and La Tâche. The vines here are now between 30 and 40 years old. At this address Chaumes produces extremely fine-boned, perfumed and sensual Vosne. As per the other 2018s, this was fermented with 30% whole bunches. It’s a superb release for this wine and certainly the finest we’ve shipped.
“Clear pure ruby colour, while the bouquet remains ultra-discreet. More weight of very fresh fruit appears on the palate and some fine-grained tannins sit alongside the acidity. But it is the length rather than additional intensity which demonstrates the 1er cru quality.” 91-94 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
A slightly more deeply pitched nose features notes of plum-suffused red cherry and sandalwood scents that unveil plenty of Vosne-style spice elements. There is good richness to the caressing and delicious medium-bodied flavors that tighten up somewhat on the lingering and focused finale. This will need to develop more depth with time in bottle but should it do that it should merit the upper end of my projected range. Drink 2026+. 88-91 Points. Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Jan 2020.