Clos de Vougeot 2017 Faiveley
The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru offers up a complex bouquet of smoked duck, dark wild berries, incense, dark chocolate and earthy spices. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, velvety and multidimensional, with impressive depth and concentration at the core, supple tannins and a long, expansive finish. This is a serious Clos Vougeot.
Black cherries and plums with an intense, earthy note. Great depth and structure, the power married to cool freshness that gives this great vitality. Enormously long and complex finish. Try to wait until at least 2023.
Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Pretty, sweet-fruited and seductive. Generous and already velvety on the palate. Sweet-fruited on the mid palate, deep-fruited and long. (JH)