Clos de Vougeot 2016

Vougeot / Clos Frantin

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a very pretty and pure bouquet, the oak here deftly integrated and allowing the dark cherries, cranberry and raspberry scents to flourish. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins framing the pure confit-like red fruit, just a splash of balsamic towards the finish lending another welcome dimension. I suspect that this will mature with style and panache. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2022-2045 01 October 2019

The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru was picked on 23 September and includes 35% whole bunch with 40% new oak. It has a very refined and harmonious bouquet with vivacious red cherry, wild strawberry and bergamot aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and focused, not the greatest depth of all the Clos de Vougeots that I have tasted but I appreciate the energy and freshness locked into this wine. It should not require too much bottle age.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2020-2035 29 December 2017

A relatively deeply pitched nose offers plenty of both floral and spice elements along with notes of plum, dark cherry and a touch of Asian-style tea. As is usually the case there is excellent volume and a taut muscularity to the sappy broad-shouldered flavors that flash superb depth and persistence. Note well though that this classic example is definitely built-to-age and is going to need at least most of a decade to be approachable. Recommended.

Score: 91 - 94

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2031+ 15 January 2018

Blackberry and raspberry with subtle spice and an attractive peppery note to the finish. Not as complete as their Lavaux St-Jacques, but still has plenty of concentration and intensity. Sleek, polished texture.

Score: 17 - 18

Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2019-2036 27 November 2017