2009, Olivier Bernstein, Clos Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 90-92

Drinking Dates: 2021+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jan-2011

A brooding and reserved nose speaks primarily of intensely earthy dark berry fruit and game hints that precede the rich, complex and very serious middle weight plus flavors that display excellent intensity and stunning amounts of dry extract on the driving and explosive finish. This firmly tannic and youthfully austere effort is very much fashioned in the vein of a classic Clos de Vougeot and I especially admire the impeccable balance that should allow it to age for many a year. In a word, terrific. (93-95)/2025+