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 the tannins. It’s a big, vinous and muscular wine .. weighty yet the acidity seems to do a fine job here .. maintaining the balance and juiciness. Will most certainly need time to unfold … even more so than the 2013 it seems.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2009 July 22, 2016
- Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2012 July 22, 2016
- Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2013 July 22, 2016
- Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2015 July 22, 2016
- Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Cuvée Classique 2015 July 22, 2016
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