With the talk on 2010 Barolo decided to buy this. So pleased I did. This hits all the my senses in the right proportions, which means detail, complexity and balance. This may be a 40+ year wine but it is pretty good now.
Discussion on Clos Vougeot on WB instigated opening this, what was, very reasonably priced GC. Starting to see some browning in the otherwise bright red colour. Complex and vibrant aromas - bramble, sous bois, violets, spice, black cherries, truffle. On the palate still very primary with great detail and acid cut which I like, nice oak integration with potential for it to be fully resolved as there is ample fruit sweetness. Good wine, expansive on the long finish, and what I would expect of a good 2001 GC, nice surprise. I see Raphet has two holdings in Clos Vougeot - one nearer the top next to Anne Gros (this has similarly detailed to a A Gros wine), and another plot at the bottom bordering one of Leroy's holdings. So it is a blend of two different Clos Vougeot climat as most others are. I guess the question is whether Clos Vougeot should be considered as one terroir or multiple. Personally I would like to see it divided to help identify typicity. Cheers Mike
Vibrant aroma, not red, but more dark fruited - blackberry, blueberry, and black boy peach. Finely structured on the palate - savoury and vinous with a touch of bitterness though nicely balanced with light lingering fruit sweetness. Fine tannins pull the wine together resulting in a near perfectly, reserved, well defined wine.