Clos Vougeot

2014 Clos Vougeot Joseph Drouhin

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  • Appellation:
    Clos Vougeot
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    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 93 (2016 Apr.)

Here the surprisingly spicy nose consists of deft wood and ripe dark berries along with ample amounts of earth and sauvage hints. The full-bodied and overtly powerful flavors possess excellent size and weight as well as fine mid-palate concentration that help to buffer the very firm tannic spine that shapes the youthfully austere finish. Patience is very definitely required as this should age effortlessly for years.

Vinous - Score: 91+ (2017 Mar.)

(Drouhin works with a parcel near the little tower in front of the chateau and another in the southeast section of the cru but in 2014 only kept the tower portion and sold off the rest): Medium bright red. Complex nose melds plum, red cherry, licorice, pepper and herbs. Juicy and firm-edged; more minerally, tight and backward than the preceding 2014s. Shows a slight medicinal reserve and finishes with dustier tannins than the Clos de Bèze but also good length. This precise, energetic wine will need time in bottle to blossom and gain in complexity.