Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vielles Vignes

2016 Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vielles Vignes Ponsot

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    Grand Cru
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    Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vielles Vignes
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 89-92 (2018 Jan.)

A relatively elegant mix of upper and medium register aromas centers mostly on the dark berry side of the fruit spectrum along with hints of the sauvage, freshly turned earth and underbrush along with a hint of menthol. There is lovely detail and underlying tension to the moderately forward medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of punch on the dusty and youthfully austere finish. This is perfectly good but not really distinguished for the appellation.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2018 Jan.)

(from a single parcel in Petit Maupertuis, just below Grands-Echézeaux): Saturated dark red with ruby highlights. Slightly medicinal, very reticent nose hints at black cherry, licorice and earth. Very rich, seamless and sweet, conveying an almost a chocolatey quality to its dark cherry, licorice and spice flavors. Finishes rich and long, with serious but sweet building tannins. This wine, too, has close to 14% alcohol.