Domiane A-F Gros Richebourg Grand Cru 2011 (Burgundy, France) "...cherry, sweet spice, floral..."
Anne-Françoise is Jean Gros of Vosne-Romanee's daughter. The Domaine A.F. Gros was created in 1988 when Jean and Jeanine Gros started to transmit the family Domaine (first knew as Domaine Gros-Renaudot and then as Domaine Louis Gros). At the same time, Anne-Francoise acquired a Domain in Flagey Echezeaux with her husband Jean Gros and in 1995 they purchased a vineyard in Savigny les Beaune.
In 1996 Jean and Jeanine Gros retired and so they divided the Jean Gros Domain between their three children Michel, Bernard and Anne-Françoise. Each Domaine is autonomous and independent (Domaine Michel Gros in Vosne Romanee, Domaine Gros Frère & Soeur directed by Bernard in Vosne Romanée, and Domaine Anne-Francoise Gros in Pommard). In Vosne, there also exists the Domaine of their cousin Anne Gros. So there is 4 famous Domaines Gros. In Vosne, it also exists the Domaine of their cousin Anne GROS. So there is 4 famous Domaines GROS.
"Medium red. Cherry and sweet spices on the fairly restrained nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Broad, sweet and sexy on the palate, with lovely finesse to the flavors of berries, spices and flowers. Really explosive on the ripe, spicy, seamless aftertaste. A beauty but does this wine have a hidden dimension?" - 94 Points, Stephen Tanzer
"This is perfectly ripe with a pure nose of essence of wild red berry fruit that is liberally laced with earth, Asian spice and wet stone nuances. There is excellent volume to the solidly structured middle weight flavors that possess good maturity of the structural elements that shape the dusty, firm and persistent finish where a touch of wood can be discerned. Like the Echézeaux, this is on the lighter side for a Richebourg but this is not to say lacking in concentration but rather lightly extracted." - 94 Points, Burghound