Clos de Vougeot 2011 Jean Grivot
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There is more vigor adorning Etienne Grivot’s Clos Vougeot 2011 compared to its peers: bright red cherries and bergamot scents, a hint of tea leaf and sous-bois. The palate is herbaceous on the entry with some stem addition, but it displays decent weight and length plus an attractive peppery aftertaste. This is a fine Clos Vougeot in what appeared to be a difficult vintage for the clos.
Winespectator / James Suckling (90)
Smoky, bacon fat notes cover the latent cherry, clove and nutmeg flavors in this muscular red. Dense and compact, especially on the finish, which is more savory than fruity.