Clos de Vougeot 2014 Francois Parent
€ 119,79 (in Vat)
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
From purchased grapes and matured entirely in new oak, the 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru disguises the wood very well on the nose, maintaining fine definition and focus, black cherries and blackcurrant to the fore. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, nicely textured with commendable depth, but that new wood dominates the finish and clips away some of the tension and terroir expression that it might have had. Like other wines, I just would have been more prudent with the new oak here.
Mid to deep cherry red. Smells sweet, ripe and luxurious with just a hint of oak spice. Generous fruit up front and then it slims down on the finish, with supple tannins. Good length too. Not particularly complex but nicely balanced.?