The noble reticence of a coiled mineral core is something that I look for in classic, ageworthy Clos de Vougeot. Pascal’s just about always has it, with this year being no exception. This one will go the distance, its elements all present and in place for as classic of an expression of the Clos as I could hope to offer.
“A brooding, earthy and very serious nose presents notes of fresh red berries, in particular cherry and raspberry, that are trimmed in subtle earth and wood nuances. There is fine richness to the dense and equally somber broad-shouldered flavors that possess a supple mid-palate though the finish tightens up in a rush. This powerful old school offering is shaped by dusty and mouth coating tannins that contribute to the sense of austerity on the very firm but well-balanced finale. Patience will be essential. (92-94)/2029+” Allan Meadows
Fall ’16 arrival.