Vinous – 92
The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a simple, red cherry and strawberry scented nose, almost as if there was a bit of carbonic maceration – Beaujolais-like. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry. Here the fruit is darker and lightly spiced, quite "solid" towards the finish at the expense of some finesse, although there is commendable length. Not bad, but not top of the class. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035
Robert Parker – 92-94
“The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes just from the highest plot within the ancient stone-walled vineyard, as the lower plot was pulled up. It has quite a powerful bouquet with black cherries, bergamot, fresh fig and raspberry preserve aromas all well defined. The palate is very well balanced with sensual ripe tannin, good acidity, a little oak to be assimilated on the finish but otherwise a classy Clos Vougeot that will rank alongside those from more chichi, bijou names.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040