This is the Cathiard wine that everyone wants but not everyone can get their hands on. The Cathiard family's plot within Aux Malconsorts was planted in 1972
in deep red clay soils. Winemaker Sebastien Cathiard has been using careful lutte raisonnée, experimenting with organic in the vineyard, and once he is ready to vinify, he performs 100% de-stemming, ferments with indigenous yeasts, and ages this precious Vosne for 18 months in oak (75% new). The small Cathiard domaine is comprised of under 14 acres run by Sebastien Cathiard, son of Sylvain Cathiard, doing both the vineyard work and vinification. The original family domaine was established by Sylvain's grandfather in the 1930s and then maintained by Sylvain's father from 1969 until 1985, when Sylvain became involved. The following year, Sylvain set up his own domaine with parcels of vines rented from his father and other vignerons, before taking on his father's original vineyards. Based in Vosne, his vineyards span Vosne-Romanee, Nuits-St.-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny, and a tiny parcel in Romanee-St.-Vivant. All of the vineyard work is done meticulously by hand by the family, and they follow a hands-off, non-interventionist approach to winemaking. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and the premier crus see 40-75% new oak.
BurghoundA restrained application of wood is unobtrusive and does not impede the expressiveness of the gorgeously spiced black cherry and cassis infused nose. The rich, powerful and robust large-scaled flavors possess excellent mid-palate density and plenty of extract that imparts a suave mouth feel yet the overall impression is a wine of focus and exquisite balance and persistence. This marvelous effort will require plenty of cellar time and I wouldn't consider opening a bottle until at least 2020. 93-95