The 2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru came across a little backward and surly on the nose compared the the Vosne-Romanées despite coaxing. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine definition, taut and fresh with a well-defined finish. Here, I actually find more in the mouth than on the nose, at least at the moment. Hopefully the aromatics will kick on during élevage.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Deep-rooted vines at the bottom of the slope, between the bus-stop and Château de la Tour. Cask sample. Deep ruby; marked by higher acidity after the Reignots with slightly more marked tannins. Solid, fine – but slightly less panache. Still, most definitely grand cru… (MH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040