From a wonderfully placed morsel in the Dix Jouneaux and Montiottes Basses portions of the Clos, neighboring De Montille and Prieuré Roch and just a stone’s throw from the Mugneret Gibourg sisters, this proves to be the real deal in the implosive/explosive, spherically expansive Grand cru magic of the Clos de Vougeot at its best, with its solid core of minerality driving the dazzling show. Just as in 2016, this is easily among the top to two Clos de Vougeots (along with Arnoux-Lachaux) that I tasted among my nearly forty visits this year, clearly surpassing the Mugneret Gibourg and Hudelot Noellat examples, as its sense of balance, finesse, and intensity is pure class in a glass….Yes, it is that good. A little * awarded here. Yet another another holy shitballz moment.
“From an old-vine parcel just below the Château, next to Jean-Nicolas Méo’s holdings, the 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a classy bouquet of warm spices, rose petals, incense, raspberries, cassis and orange rind. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, dense and concentrated, with a deep core, rich structuring tannins and a long, lingering finish. This is a powerful Clos Vougeot that transcends the vintage.” 93-95 William Kelley
“Rich dense purple black, clearly a huge mouthful here, much darker fruit, a little bit of oak. There is such a layer of joyous puppy fat over and above the structure, then the minerals. This is ripe but certainly not too much. Those minerals at the back are so important. Tasted: November 2018.” 94-96 Jasper Morris