Robert Parker – 94
The 2011 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru has a mineral-led bouquet that opens wonderfully in the glass to reveal subtle raspberry leaf and bergamot scents, potpourri emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannins, succulent mulberry and black currant notes that line the structured and quite masculine finish. Superb. Drink 2015-2028+. Having been bowled over by the sublime 2012s, the Marie-Christine took me through the domaine’s 2011s, which provided a useful opportunity to compare the two vintages, in particular with respect to the Ruchottes-Chambertin. Importer: several importers including Michael Skurnik and North Berkeley (US) and Lea & Sandeman, Howard Ripley and Lay & Wheeler (UK).
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028
Vinous – 92+
Bright medium red. Dark currant and black cherry aromas are lifted by flowers, spices and stone. Juicy, firm and tightly wound, with lovely perfume to the flavors of red berries, cinnamon and cardamom. Boasts a firm acid/tannin spine without any hardness. Still youthfully withdrawn, even a tad dry, on the back end and in need of at least five years of cellaring.