Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Exotic notes of flowers, wild red berries and spices mark this dense, concentrated red. It picks up a smoky cast, building on the palate to a long, licorice-and spice-filled finish. A chalky sensation lingers. Best from 2024 through 2043.
The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is soft, fruity and forward, in other words quite accessible for this site, where wines tend to be a bit hard in the early going. Crushed rose petal, spice, mint and blood orange give the 2018 lovely aromatic dimension to play off a core of bright red berry fruit. The 2018 will be easy to enjoy with minimal cellaring for a Grand Cru Burgundy. If opened young, it needs a bit of air for a touch of reduction to blow off.