A good bottle of Clos de Vougeot is not easy to find but given the quality and price versus its prestigious neighbours Musigny, Amoureuses, Richebourg and Romanee-St-Vivant, it's worth the extra effort.
A large Grand Cru boarding a few impressive terroirs such as Le Musigny and Les Amoureuses, Clos Vougeot is divided into 100 parcels owned by over 80 producers, with varying qualities and style so it does take experience and knowledge to find that good bottle.
In general, a good Clos de Vougeot has an intense color and a sophisticated earthy bouquet with dark berries, mint, licorice and truffle in the palate. The easiest bet in finding a good bottle of Clos de Vougeot is to follow excellent producers, one of which is Domaine de la Vougeraie. Having tasted a few vintages of Vougeraie’s Clos Vougeot Grand Cru ourselves, we can tell you that we have never been disappointed.
We are glad to offer a nice parcel of Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot from different vintages, all sharply priced! Do not hesitate to secure a few when these come available -
Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot 2011 HK$850 per bottle, in case of 6*75cl, 2 cases available Market Price – HK$1,060 per bottle # 93 pts Stephen Tanzer Good dark red. Classy aromas of strawberry, raspberry, smoke and herbs, lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy, precise and light on its feet, offering an impression of dusty extract to its lightly saline flavors of strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, minerals, flowers, smoke and earth. Finishes minerally, perfumed and long, with noteworthy subtlety and solid tannic support. Boisset established this domain in 1999 and it has been certified organic since 2007.
Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot 2013 HK$820 per bottle, in case of 6*75cl. 5 cases available Market Price – HK$1,268 per bottle # 91+ pts Stephen Tanzer Good medium red. Musky, slightly rustic nose shows more red than black fruits, with complicating notes of underbrush, herbs and pepper. Very rich, tactile, dry and backward, showing more minerality and medicinal reserve than primary berry or cherry fruit in the early going. Tough going today in spite of its depth of texture and richness. Not at all a sweet style. Vincent told me he prefers the easier sweetness of the 2014, noting that, in general, he regards the 2010 vintage as the best compromise between sweetness and energy since he took over winemaking here in 2006.
Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot 2014 HK$880 per bottle, in case of 6*75cl, 2 cases available Market Price – HK$1,309 per bottle # 91+ pts Stephen Tanzer Medium red. Complex, soil-inflected aromas of raspberry, red cherry, smoked meat and minerals. Sweet, rich, pliant wine with lovely early balance and mineral grip. A relatively round style of Clos Vougeot, especially for the year, this should offer early appeal if it doesn't go into a shell in the bottle. The yield here was a generous 40 hectoliters per hectare in 2014, according to Vincent, who noted that the estate's grand cru vineyards generally had the highest production. Vincent carried out a 10% saignée here to further concentrate the wine.
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