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2006 Gerard Raphet - Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOUGEOT

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SKU: 162060-2006-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    As usual, Raphet's |regular| Clos Vougeot ƒ reflecting the estate's largest cru surface area ƒ was diffuse and not terribly distinguished, whereas a 2006 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes ƒ the sixth successive bottle of fruit from their oldest and best-placed vines ƒ is impressive, if rather austere. (At around 115 cases, this represents the largest volume in which this cuvee has yet been produced.) Singed meat, bitter-sweet black fruits, and chalk are present already in the nose, and follow onto a palate of palpable density and suffused with fine, firm tannins. This finishes with formidable force and grip, yet without any sense of weight. It should be worth following for at least the better part of a decade but deserves to be left alone for the next several years.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    This too evidences background notes of wood spice on the slightly riper red berry fruit nose that displays plenty of earth and underbrush on the supple, intense and nicely voluminous flavors that possess a slightly chewy textured on the explosive finish. The old vine intensity really shines through here and this is an interesting effort as it's not nearly as large-scaled as the flavor impact would suggest. Worth a look.
    Drink Dates: 2013+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
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  • Jean Raphet finally passed control of the domaine to his son Gerard in 2002, though his son had been tending the vineyards for over a decade. The wines from this property are remarkable and brilliant renditions of Pinot Noir. Equal parts caressing finesse, fruit purity and aromatic bliss, they have excellent track records at all levels. From the Bourgogne, to the mere cases production of the Grand Cru Clos de Beze, Raphet wines are consistently palate pleasing.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Georges Roumier,Domaine des Lambrays,Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 102 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors