Bright, deep red. Lovely sweetness to the expressive, high-toned aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and spices. Pure and fruit-driven, already showing considerable personality and inner-mouth lift to its red fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with ripe, broad, fine-grained tannins and superb length. There's nothing medicinal or austere about this classy Clos de Vougeot.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes from 0.69-hectare of vine from 3 parcels, two close to the chateau and the other down towards the Route Nationale. It has a feminine, floral bouquet with touches of bergamot and raspberry preserve developing in the glass. These aromatics are very alluring even at this primordial stage. The palate appears vibrant with crisp tannins; underpinned by taut red berry fruit with fine mineralite flourishing towards the finish. This is very classy -another over-achieving 2012 wine from Burgundy's most famous clos.