charles thomas vosne-romanée malconsorts 2001


Charles Thomas Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Malconsorts 2001Thomas-Moillard Profile
Charles Thomas Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Malconsorts 2001

Very much a Jekyll and Hyde performance from this wine, and the Jekyll aspect means I can’t endorse it – but Mr Hyde…
2001 Charles Thomas, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Malconsortstry to find this wine...
The replacement for my last TCA infected bottle. Medium-plus ruby-red colour. The nose is deep, slightly savoury, eventually full of beef stock though spicily wide – I have to say it’s far from pretty. In the mouth it’s much better; nicely fresh, intense, wide and flavourful – it’s really very good. There’s decently fine tannin and a nice flavour in the finish. The frankly off-putting nose eventually becomes more acceptable as the beef fades, adding focus with a nice red berry note – takes 2 hours. Day 2, top to bottom it’s a super wine, but most people don’t get to day 2, hence, I can’t be overly positive.
Rebuy – Maybe

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There are 2 responses to “charles thomas vosne-romanée malconsorts 2001”

  1. Tom Blach10th February 2009 at 9:03 pmPermalinkReply

    Do you think its current showing is simply due to immaturity, Bill?

    • billn10th February 2009 at 10:14 pmPermalinkReply

      I can’t be sure Tom.
      My real issue is that for the best part of 2 hours is smelled like this. It could be a phase, but the palate is currently lovely as is the wine on day 2 (actually day 3 also – I just finished it and then popped the 99 Prieuré-Roch Suchots).
      It comes direct from the big Moillard shop in Nuits (last week) so there’s no storage issue – I simply wouldn’t bet my house on it as Anthony Worrall Thompson would say…

  2. Brian11th February 2009 at 6:39 pmPermalinkReply

    I have had multiple vintages of this wine and it is usually very unforgiving in its youth and needs time to show its masculine style, having said that I have never had a problem with the beefy smell.
    It will be interesting to see the results from Pascal Marchand in the 07/08 vintage reds as he is still with the Moillard team and has not left as had been widely reported.



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