2006, Joseph Drouhin, Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2016+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Apr-2008

(Drouhin owns .91 ha in two parcels that are rarely blended as the lower portion is typically sold though this was not the case in 2003). A discreet but not invisible application of wood highlights markedly earthy aromas of both red and dark berries, sauvage hints and underbrush. There is good verve to the delicious, intense and broad-shouldered flavors that possess very solid density as well as plenty of dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the very firm tannic spine on the impressively long finish. This would not be a good candidate for early drinking as the finish is classic Clos de Vougeot with its youthful austerity. 93/2027+