Enjoyable pinot that featured sour cherry notes, spice and a hint of pinot funk from the first pour. As the wine opened up, the fruit evolved into a dark red and black berry mix. Oak was noticeable but not overwhelmingly so. Overall, a nice drink even if still a bit on the too young side.
Domaine de la Vougeraie tasting (Watson's, Hong Kong): Spends 16 months in 45% new oak. This is planted at a density of 36,000 per hectare (the normal high-density is 10,000 per hectare). They harvest this plot last as it ripens slowly. Apparently we need to wait 10 years for this one. Light clear ruby. Very interesting nose - spicy and complex with forest floor and pepper notes. Fine tannins and well integrated.
A little reduced on the nose. Good mix of red and black fruits but a little oaky for me. Good gevrey typicity however and well made. Perhaps a little bit overworked but very nice if you like the style.
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