This has a very deep-set, dark-cherry core on the nose with cocoa powder and a very rich cast of tannins that carry long, sweet and exceptionally fresh. Bathed in flavor, this is super long and powerful with a deep-set resolve that really makes for a thrilling wine with deep, sweet red and dark-fruit impact. Smooth, deep, velvety tannins give a very, very long finish. 100 per cent whole cluster, from a parcel that touches La Tâche on two sides. Try from 2023.
95-96 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts Cuvée Christiane 1er Cru contains a little more new oak than the regular cuvée, though it is also 100% whole cluster fruit. It has a supremely well defined bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, crushed stone and wet limestone aromas that seem to gain intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, impressive depth, silky and smooth in texture with a light spiced and intense finish that lingers in the mouth. This is an exceptionally fine Cuvée Christian that should offer 20 to 30 years of pleasure.
94-96 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2019)
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Malconsorts Cuvée Christianne is very promising, revealing a complex bouquet of sweet dark berries, rose petal, exotic spices, orange rind and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with a deeper, more complete profile than the regular Malconsorts, framed by firm but powdery tannins and underpinned by bright acids. This will need some time.
92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)