The Clos de Vougeot is a full, powerful wine which is sometimes a little rough. It is robust when young and needs to be given time to mature and develop finesse and elegance. Usually needs 10 years to open. When it is mature it is a generous, velvety wine, full of truffles and scents of violets.
Burghound (BH): 92-95
"There is enough wood to notice though it doesn't fight with the mostly red berry fruit, spice and pungent earth aromas. There is ample size, weight, power, muscle and concentration to the big-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the very firm but not hard tannic spine on the hugely long finish. Moreover, there is excellent depth and overall, this is a big but not massive example that displays excellent balance and harmony."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 91-94
"Bright red. Captivating, rich aromas and flavors of smoky red fruits, minerals, cardamom, cocoa and red licorice. Rich, creamy and deep but vigorous too; compellingly supple for a young Clos Vougeot, with nothing brutal about it. Finishes with firm tannic spine and palate-dusting minerality. This cuvee has steadily gained in nobility and detail in recent years."