2017 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Orveaux (375ml)15
90-92 points Allen Meadows
A restrained but quite spicy nose reflects notes of dark raspberry and plenty of floral influences that include both violet and lavender. There is very fine detail to the energetic middle weight flavors that deliver excellent length on the delicious and refreshing finale. This is a wine of refinement and that impression is enhanced by the fine-grained tannins.
Vincent Mongeard succinctly commented that the 2017 growing season "was among the easiest we've had lately as there was no disease pressure to speak of and no major climatic events either. The fruit was both clean and quite ripe and thus easy to vinify. As to the wines, I thought that they seemed a bit skinny and without a great deal of interest but once the malos finished they have improved month by month and I would now describe them as an unexpected surprise." (1/2019)