Vinous – 90
The 2008 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, poured from magnum, has matured admirably in bottle, losing the new oak that shrouded its birth, revealing more sprightly red fruit, more Pinoté. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied, pastille-like entry. Caramel hints permeate the red fruit; very smooth, but it feels just a little monotone toward the finish. Enjoyable, but it lacks a bit of intellectual heft. Tasted at the Clos Vougeot tasting at Château de la Tour.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2035
JancisRobinson.com – 18.0
Slightly grey ruby. Scented and like a cloud of perfume. Lovely fruit and sensuality. Intense but with great tannin management.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023
Robert Parker – 91
Tasted at the domaine, the Clos Vougeot 2008 takes time to coalesce in the glass, but it has a strict, undergrowth-tinged bouquet with a touch of pain grille. The palate is well balanced with ripe red-berried fruit, hints of espresso just in the background with a caressing finish that has gentle grippy tannins. Forward, generous and packing a punch, this should be cellared for 4-5 years. Tasted November 2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-0