Scores and notes by David Allen MW – please contact us for the latest prices and availability of wines included in the original offer.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (91-92+/100)
The wine has a vibrant medium to pale ruby colour, with perfumed red soft fruits and slightly smoky aromas on the nose. The palate is ethereal – it has light to mid weight with sweet red fruit flavours and a lovely soft supple texture. The wine manages to be both mouth-wateringly fresh and possess surprising richness. There is a delightful balance between the wine’s alcohol, fruit and fresh acidity. There is a long clean finish. This wine sets the tone superbly for the whole A–F Gros range.
Vosne Romanée, Aux Maizieres, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (93-94/100)
Delicious and ethereal from the outset with fine aromas, fresh acidity, balanced alcohol, lovely depth and superb balance.
Vosne Romanée, Clos de La Fontaine, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (94-95/100)
This is a typical Vosne Romanée, combining richness with suppleness, power and elegance. Ripe, juicy red fruits on the palate and supple, fine tannins are given a bite by leafy notes on the finish. The wine has lovely poise, its acidity is fresh and the alcohol in balance with the mid weight fruit. The finish has good length and definition.
Vosne Romanée, Aux Reas, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (95-96/100)
A restrained red fruit nose leads to a palate of divine, supple, silky-soft tannins, vibrant red fruit flavours and mouth-watering freshness that lingers superbly on a long finish. This wine has effortless poise.
Chambolle Musigny, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (95-96/100)
Lovely fresh red fruits aromas have a pleasant, lifted green note. The palate is delicious, a typical Chambolle Musigny with delicate red fruit flavours, superbly fine rounded tannins, lovely balance and good intensity and length. The finish has surprisingly good grip.
Beaune Premier Cru Les Boucherottes, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (93/100)
This is a slightly chunkier and more four-square wine than any of its predecessors. The nose adds cocoa and chocolate aromas to the vibrant aromas of soft red fruits typical of A-F Gros wines. The palate is silky smooth at first then gains bite at the finish. The fine yet firm tannins surround a core of deep rich red fruits. The alcohol is balanced to warm and the finish is very long.
Pommard Premier Cru Les Pezerolles, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (92-93/100)
Hints of smoky bacon enrich the delicate red fruits on the nose. The plate displays lovely sweet ripe, supple soft red fruit character that finishes with good grip from lovely fine tannins. There is a good weight of fruit on the persistent, fresh finish which persists well.
Pommard Premier Cru Les Arvelets, Domaine François Parent 2010 (93-94/100)
The nose has lovely fresh, sweet, soft red-fruit aromas. The mid-weight palate has a good concentration of red fruit flavours. The flavours last well and the finish combines fresh acidity, a touch of alcohol warmth and some quite firm tannins.
Pommard Premier Cru Les Epenots, Domaine François Parent 2010 (93-94/100)
Lovely, fresh, sweet red-fruit aromas on the nose. The mid-weight palate is fuller than the Gros wines and displays concentrated, ripe-fruit flavours. The wine has fresh acidity and lasts well with some good grip on the finish. There is a little alcohol warmth on the finish, which lasts well.
Echezeaux Grand Cru, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (94-96/100)
The ripe fruit aromas have a lovely fresh leafy edge. The palate has a nice concentration of fine tannins that are initially supple, but give good grip at the finish tannins and ripe red fruit flavours. The palate has a mouth-watering freshness at first that then gives way to an attractive richness, ripeness and warmth on the long finish.
Richebourg Grand Cru, Domaine A-F Gros 2010 (94-96+/100)
Notes of leather and cocoa combine with intense, ripe red fruits on a wonderfully complex nose. The wine displays lovely freshness, fine tannins and extremely ripe red-fruit notes that are quite high toned. For all its richness the wine is the only one of the line-up to seem slightly closed at present. The alcohol is in balance with the fruit and the finish is long and harmonious, but this clearly has much more to offer as it matures.