Posts with the label "clos vougeot"


Red Burgfest 2008: An update on Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin

Red Burgfest 2008: An update on Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin

Wednesday 30th November 2011
by Hew Blair

Clos Vougeot

Two full flights of Clos Vougeot were tasted, 17 wines in total. What we saw was a little inconsistent with many falling short of their Grand Cru status. The easy winner on the day was the stellar Anne Gros example - masculine, broad shouldered packed with blueberry and bramble, real Grand Cru depth of fruit, densely textured with outstanding length and complexity . Other good Clos Vougeots were also from members of the Gros family, Micheal and Bernard and negocient Jadot.

Gevrey Chambertin: To cover the Premieres and Grand Crus of Gevrey ten flights were tasted. In no other village is the interpretation of the same terroirs so diverse. The modernist black coloured, high extract styles were still represented but with fewer extreme examples than in previous years. On the other hand, whole bunch ( with stalks ) fermentation is becoming widespread, throwing in another dimension for the tasting team to take into account.
Burgundy 2006 from bottle: Clos Vougeot

Burgundy 2006 from bottle: Clos Vougeot

Wednesday 9th September 2009
by Hew Blair

Clos Vougeot at its best is masculine, powerful and brooding with fabulous potential.

Inevitably there are less good examples, mostly from the lower slopes of this large 125 acre Clos. Dozens of owners and complex plot ownership add to the minefield of selection for the unwary buyer.
Out of two flights and a total of 19 wines, two clos Vougeots from the extended Gros family were my best marked followed by a firm but well put together Jean-Marc Millot example. Overall there will always be variation in quality given the nature of the vineyard ownership but with no winemaking faults amongst the samples this was a good flight with future potential.