Clos de Vougeot

2018

Planted in 1956, along the east wall of the Clos, minimal slope, rocky soils with more clay. Aged in barrel (approximately 30% new oak).

 

Very limited.

(92-94) points
"The 2018 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is matured with 50% whole cluster, which Berthaut described as an experiment, as it is the first time she has used stems to impart freshness. This has a precise, peppery, undergrowth-tinged bouquet that unfurls nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the stems adding the freshness I think this Grand Cru needs, and elongating the finish. Using stems was a good move and the same has been done for the 2019."
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
, January 2020
90-93 points
"This possesses the most floral-suffused nose with its notes of violet and lavender that add a touch of elegance to the plum, earth and dark currant aromas that are trimmed in subtle but not invisible oak. There is an attractive vivacity and texture to the bigger-bodied flavors that are rich but reasonably well-detailed, all wrapped in a sneaky long finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose resurfaces."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB8593-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir