2014 Drouhin Laroze Clos Vougeot

2014 Drouhin Laroze Clos Vougeot

Appellation: Clos Vougeot
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Burghound Rating: 90-93
Vins Rare 93+
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Generous if not dominant wood and menthol scents fight somewhat with the ripe essence of plum, dark berries, game and earth. Here too there is excellent volume and plenty of power to the mouth coating and muscular flavors that are robust and quite serious but a bit less austere than usual. That said, note that this is very firmly structured and is clearly going to require a long stay in a cool cellar. Burghound 90-93   

The 2014 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, which is completely destemmed, has a sweet, almost pastille-like bouquet with maraschino cherry, blueberry and violet notes, not unlike a Chambolle Amoureuses in some ways. I like the exuberance displayed here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple black fruit, the oak just a little dominating towards the finish although there is decent depth and persistence in place. Give it 4-5 years in bottle. Wine Advocate 91-93  

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