During the Grand Jours de Bourgogne there is usually a Clos Vougeot tasting for the press; and so it was this year. It’s a good initiative, although some of the wines perhaps lacked the standard that one expects from a modern-day Clos Vougeot.
The prices of grand cru Burgundy today somehow raise the consumer’s expectations of quality – in my view at least. And it’s not enough to know that the wine is rare or from an attractive terroir; it has to deliver.
And when you gather journalists like Jasper Morris, Neal Martin, Robin Kick, (even the Winehog 😉), it is an excellent opportunity to market Clos Vougeot, and Burgundy as a whole.
Here are my (short) comments.
Domaine du Chateau Philippe Hardy Clos Vougeot 2019
Tight and fresh with lovely acidity, this has delicate fruit that’s both pure and lively. Rather classic for a 2019, this shows a nice expression of minerality as well as the vintage’s fine fruit.
(Drink from 2035) – Fine – (92-93p)
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