Domaine d'Eugenie Clos de Vougeot 2008
The Clos Vougeot is remarkable for its elegant clarity and precision. More reserved than the previous Grands Crus, Clos Vougeot maintains a solid, homogeneous structure. More powerful, it offers a surprising combination of the structure of the Echezeaux and the finesse of the Grands Echezeaux. Since 2007, Clos Vougeot has been a blend of wines made from destemmed bunches and from whole bunches. This combination gives very interesting results, with the wines complementing each other. The whole bunches produce wines with good tannic structure and length, while the wines from destemmed bunches are more generous and aromatic.
An especially ripe nose features a spicy mix of earthy red berry fruit aromas that are trimmed in discreet oak. The earth-suffused, serious and strikingly textured full-bodied flavors possess plenty of sève and a youthfully austere, linear and impressively persistent finish. In sum, this is an outstanding Clos de Vougeot though one that will require ample patience.
|Score: 94||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (41), January 2011|
|Appellation||Cote de Nuits|