The 2016 vintage appear to be a great year for Clos de Vogeout, as the frost and the low yields have given some intense wines from this mighty grand cru. The fresh and vibrant acidity of the vintage have furthermore given the Clos de Vougeots a … [Read more...] about Visit Chateau de la Tour – tasting the 2016s from cask
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The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2009 is another top Clos de Vougeot ... surprisingly balanced for this rather hot and ripe year. The nose is very vinous with ripe fruit - expressive and quite forward for the age and the vintage. On the palate rich, weighty … [Read more...] about Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2009
The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2012 is still very young with the oak slightly forward in the bouquet. The fruit is rich and ample in the nose - dense yet some transparency under the quite forward oak. On the palate silky fruit - quite firmly structured by … [Read more...] about Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2012
The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2013 is a big but surprisingly refined effort without the slight roughness many 2013s have. In the nose pure ripe fruits - oak well integrated - with a nice focus and transparency. On the palate, rich almost voluptous with a … [Read more...] about Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2013
The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2015 is taking it to another level of refinement. The nose offers juicy red and darker fruits, a lovely spiciness and a very fine view to the earthy minerality. On the palate, focused, pure and vibrant for the vintage. … [Read more...] about Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2015
The Cuvée Classique 2015 is a big and broad shouldered wine - with a lot of stuffing - will require time. The nose is open - and openly knit offering sweet red and dark fruits brought forward by an earthy minerality. On the palate, rich and weighty … [Read more...] about Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Cuvée Classique 2015
Chateau de la Tour is the largest owner of Clos de Vougeot with large holdings in the center of this enormous Grand Cru. In normal years Francois Labet makes two cuvees of Clos de Vougeot - the Cuvée Classique and the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, and … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot V.V.