This wine may be characterised by its impressive fullness. Its power, sometimes a bit austere and monolithic, is tempered by ripe tannins. Its weight moves across the tongue with lots of harmony and fullness, even a certain elegance underneath its romanesque character.
Velvet purple colour, it is the archetype of beautiful Pinot Noir. Pronounced aromas of black fruit (ripe cherry, plum and black current...) as well as spice (pepper, cloves, nutmeg...). A candied element develops as it ages, in addition to complex secondary aromas associated with meaty nuances.
Possibilities for food pairing tend to lean toward richer dishes: roasted red meat with berries or fruit, red meat in sauce, game with sorrel...red currant jam, mild cheeses or nothing at all.
This wine has excellent ageing potential. Nevertheless, according to our believes about great wines, it is often possible to drink the wine while still young when the tannin and structure are at the forefront, essential qualities for balancing a great wine.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is more expressive and open on the nose compared to the Echézeaux with dark cherries, blueberry and blackcurrant scents that are succinct and detailed. There is more fruité here at the moment and well defined. The palate is knitted together nicely by the veneer of new oak, but underneath is plenty of mineral-rich, black fruit. This is a structured Clos Vougeot, just a tad introspective but very nicely focused with an elegant, quite sustained finish. This is one of the best Clos de Vougeot that I came across during my tastings.