Robert Parker 93
“Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Grivot’s 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a tightly wound bouquet with dark berry fruit, incense and a light melted-tar aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy tannin and well-judged acidity. The oak is a little prominent, but it is simpatico with the structure of the wine and just needs a couple of years to be absorbed. It does have a slightly saturnine personality, but it is also a quite sumptuous and beautifully crafted Clos de Vougeot. Tasted September 2017.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Bright red-ruby Classic Clos de Vougeot aromas of dark cherry, licorice and minerals Concentrated, spicy and sweet; surprisingly pliant in the middle palate for the cru and for the vintage but with lovely inner-mouth energy too The dark fruit flavors are complicated by an element of saline minerality Not as austere as I would have expected but still in a rather masculine style and finishing with plenty of tannic clout This deep, vigorous wine offers lovely lingering perfume My score may prove to be unnecessarily conservative but this wine needs extended aging
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034
Very rich and confident – perhaps the grandest wine I have tasted today – with real reverberance and massively nuanced fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034