robert arnoux 98 vosne


arnoux 98 vosne
1998 Robert Arnoux, Vosne-Romanéetry to find this wine...
Bright, shiny, medium, medium-plus ruby-red colour. The nose starts with quite a waft of spicy, toasty oak but fortunately this hangs around for only 10 minutes or-so. The end result is wide, with higher tones and mainly red fruits that have just an edge of black about them. There is good concentration with even an extra kick in the mid-palate – it’s all coupled with good, smooth texture too. Excellent acidity and long finishing – very successful and better than many a 1er cru.
Rebuy – Yes

Two interesting pieces I noted in the interweb in the last days; one on terroir and the other about a burgundy ‘transplant‘.


Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “robert arnoux 98 vosne”

  1. Greg Kramer14th May 2007 at 1:37 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill:

    Nice note. Stylistically, how would you compare this to Engel’s VR from the same vintage?

    Curious also if you think village offerings are good indicators of producer style.



  2. bill nanson15th May 2007 at 9:19 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Greg,
    Based on a limited experience of 3 or 4 similar vintages of each I would say the Arnoux is a little more oak driven, hence, has more ‘apparent’ concentration – or perhaps better to say ‘fat’. At this village level it’s far from overdone…

    Village offerings to some extent are indicative of style – but taking Arnoux again the jump from the villages to the 1er Suchots stretches the envelope – for my taste – but will doubtless come together with bottle age. The Engels remain a little more mineral – though for those with the taste for Arnoux’s plusher wines, they might think of them as dilute – but they’re not!

    Typically both are high quality but they offer interesting stylistic counterpoints – neither is wrong or right!

    Enough rambling…

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