Hum... this was a first of 3 bottles and at first it was very pretty, very promising upon opening and yet as the bottle went down, it showed less and less to be rather flat at the end... it wanted to be deep and yet was shallow and somewhat disjointed. Maybe a bit too young... will try again in a few years.
Dark cherry profile with a silkiness that showed that great things are ahead of this wine. Forest floor and loam were in the background but added complexity. The purity of fruit was amazing. I kept wanting to go back to this wine. It was tough following the DRC Richebourg but it was a great example of adolescent Burgundy.
Drank next to an 06 Bouchard Enfant Jesus, which I preferred over this Vougeot. Bigger framed wine here, with juicy black cherry and a nice woodsy spice note in the aromatic. Denser texture than the Jesus and seemed more new world in tone.
Dinner with Friends (FMIII in the OC): Sorry Baby Jesus, I liked this one better! Full disclosure: all at the table except me preferred Baby Jesus. This is a bigger, bolder wine from the start and medium plus weight. California pinot dark color with dark cherry and tart raspberry aromas and flavor. Still really young, firm tannins and a drying finish. Great wine.
One awesome 02 CV....beautifully balanced, ready to drink now believe it or not. Nose jumped right out of the glass, and it took on more weight and texture as it opened. I expected this to be much more closed just because of the producer.
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