Rubbing Shoulders With La Tache:
2014 De Montille Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts Magnums

Posted by Ian McFadden

Malconsorts is hallowed ground. It's one of the 1er Crus that has no trouble going head-to-head with Grand Crus.

The proximity of Malconsorts to La Tâche is more than geographic. Malconsorts has this incredible brooding richness married to ethereal aromatics that is reminiscent of the great monopole.

If on one side, you have the masculine power of Richebourg and La Grande Rue, and the femininity of Romanée Saint Vivant on the other, Malconsorts attains a near perfect balance. Over all other top Burgundy crus, this is what La Tâche and Malconsorts achieve: power without weight.

De Montille is one of the famed domaines of the Côte de Beaune

. They are famously long-lived wines. They are classics. Nothing is rushed; there appears to be little interest in exploiting youthful flash.

Today, Etienne and Alix de Montille handle the winemaking. The thread of purity and finesse continues to run through the wines. They've become more refined and have more charm in their youth while remaining wines structured for long aging.

The 2014 Malconsorts is a really impressive package boasting delineation, muscle and delicacy. It's silky with perfumed red fruits, spice and insane length. Everything is in place for this to age beautifully.

In 2014, de Montille rendered Malconsorts with the utmost clarity. The vintage's beautiful purity, vibrancy and soil-inflected complexity is on bold display.

When I had the opportunity to pick up a parcel of magnums, I jumped on it. This is exactly the sort of wine and vintage that you want in the magnum format. Magnums will allow the wine to age beautifully, maintaining its freshness and purity.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits