The unobtrusive wood treatment serves as a backdrop for the ripe and fresh aromas of dark berries, plum, violet and sandalwood. The unusually supple mid-palate of the middle weight plus flavors is deceptive as the austere and beautifully complex finish immediately tightens up while displaying the typical youthful austerity of a young Clos de Vougeot. This should be approachable after only a few years if desired.
Drink Dates: 2025+
Author: Allen Meadows
Vinous | Rating: 95
(Bernstein described his parcel as |at middle altitude on the south side of the Clos|): Healthy dark red. Suave, perfumed aromas of black cherry, licorice, wild herbs and violet. Lovely cut and intensity to the juicy flavors of boysenberry, violet and spices. A step up in tension from the Charmes-Chambertin; in fact, this is youthfully imploded in a way that reminded me of a 2010. This wonderfully precise Clos Vougeot fills the mouth with perfume and spreads out horizontally to dust the palate on the long aftertaste. There's nothing soft about this beauty but nothing hard either. A spectacular young Clos Vougeot. 95?? - Stephen Tanzer
Drink Dates: 2019-2032
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
Tasted blind at Fine & Rare Wines' Clos Vougeot tasting, the 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru from Olivier Bernstein has a slight earthiness on the nose, less fruit-driven than Bertrand Ambroise but perhaps demonstrating more pinotAc. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a fleshy core of strawberry and cranberry fruit. There is good tension here, nicely structured with appreciable mineralitAc on the finish.
Drink Dates: 2016-2028
Author: Neal Martin
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Tasted blind. NHB (naughty heavy bottle). Deep crimson. Admirable freshness on the nose. Really racy style with massive energy apparent in the wine. Lightly sandpapery tannins. Really very fine. Edgy. Whole bunchy!