Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Maison Jean-Claude Boisset, CLOS DE VOUGEOT, Grand Cru


Founded around 1110 AD by the monks of nearby Cîteaux, who remained its owners until the French Revolution (1789), the Clos de Vougeot is a Burgundian icon. Its 50.59 ha. have never been broken up and it retains its identity intact within the walls which were built to enclose it 5 centuries ago. Its wines are among the finest of the Grands Crus reds.

A garnet-red colour with hints of violet, the first nose reveals aromas of blackcurrants and plums, combined with notes of undergrowth and caramel. On the palate, this wine is powerful on the attack, then full-bodied with fine tannins and great length. Domaine notes.

Cask sample. Quite an intense nose. Lots of energy as well as depth. An impressive example from a climat/vineyard that can sometimes be disappointing. Intricate, and with a lot of fine tannin but I'm not sure it's (yet?) better than the best premiers crus from this producer. Though it does have considerable impact on the palate ... purple-fruit flavours and impressive length. 17++ Jancis Robinson.

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