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Community Tasting Notes (31) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • My first ever Rene Engel. Somewhat a cult wine to be given the current price point. 1999 is a very strong vintage for burgundy and not surprise, the wine need 3-4 hours of air time to release its potential. Pronounced nose intensity with violet, flora, mushroom, spices and toast. Medium+ acidity and medium tannin. Long finish.

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  • Pure red, no brick, lighter rim.
    Powerful fragrance , intense blueberry & violets, dark spice, very attractive, sweet and alluring.
    Silky style with great flavour intensity, plenty of mouth coating grippy tannins and good acidity. Certainly in a very youthful state, very little development, but defined by spice and fruit intensity. The high toned fruits and floral intensity are superb, and quite distinctive. One of the best CV’s I’ve tasted.

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  • Opened 2 hours before drinking but when I tasted when first popped just outstanding. The wine is full bodied while also being seamless. With more air it cherries and long finish that just goes. In great place. 96/97

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  • Beautiful ruby colour with slight hint of brick on the edge.
    At first quite reticent, tart cherries, menthol. With air fuller and more complex: notes of orange, coffee, cola. deep black cherries join the tart red ones without replacing them. Wonderfully fragrant in a sort of masculine register but without being earthy. Some Morey-like minerality.
    Elegant on the palate with more of those cherrries. Lovely persistence on the mid-palate, a sensational finish with copious integrated fine tannins and lifted acidity framing persistent flavours that match all of the above. With time and air the palate becomes more and more integrated, a delicious rich black fruit character starts to dominate.
    There is some hint of secondary development but this is still an incredibly youthful wine that seems to be on a plateau. I'm fortunate to have a few bottles left and I will not be in any hurry to drink them.

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  • Opened and immediately decanted. Light ruby core fading to garnet. Not surprisingly, tight and taut right out of the bottle with the sense that you can almost smell the tannin. Quickly though, it began to smell like Burgundy with aromas of soft red berry, earth, wintergreen, and spice emerging. Not a big wine at all-medium body, absolutely lovely texture with underlying clay and soil that runs through from beginning to end. After about 90 minutes, it took an unexpected turn, with the fruit freshening and becoming more black, and the acidity seeming more prominent. The tannins softened impressively with air. Overall, excellent, interesting, still youthful, and quite refined for Clos Vougeot.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95, (See more on Vinous...)

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