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.
“Exceptionally dense purple. The nose takes some coaxing but it is fine as well as really dense, intense and weighty. There is a huge mouthful at the back – Jean Pierre thinks that Clos Vougeot responds particularly well to the omission of sulphur. There is certainly huge fruit weight and fair length. Tasted: November 2019” 94-96 Jasper Morris