Domaine de Montille is known for producing wines of great aromatic purity, always favoring balance and elegance rather than power or extraction. The wines are a classic expression of Burgundy, produced as naturally as possible and having an impressive capacity of guard because we think that only the time reveals the Great Wines. The current style of the estate remains faithful to the naturalness and classicism recognized in Hubert's wines, some of whose vintages demanded a lot of patience, but Etienne strives to bring more openness into the bouquet in the reds, and more silky and smoothness in the textures without compromising the aging capacity of the wines. The domain is known with some others in Burgundy (Arlot, DRC, Dujac, Leroy, etc.
The 2013 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru les Malconsorts appeared very closed and unresponsive on the nose, a little subdued when compared to the Corton Clos du Roi ’13 alongside. Then it begins to wake up with blackberry, cranberry and raspberry preserve that blossoms with each encouraging swirl. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, supple and rounded in the mouth, exerting a gentle grip and a long finish that belies the backbone. This is very fine, although as I remarked at the time, I feel that there is a clear difference between this and the ”Christianne” cuvee this year.