Vougeot "Clos du Prieuré" 1999, Domaine de la Vougeraie

A few years ago I went to a tasting at Domaine de la Vougeraie and was impressed by the clarity and elegance of the wines. This is the first Burgoblog tasting note on a Vougeot because the appellation contrôlée is the smallest on the Côte d'Or at a minuscule 16 hectares. For comparison Vosne-Romanée is 150 hectares and top notch Margaux Château Palmer has 53 hectares. No wonder terroir is far more important in Burgundy than in Bordeaux! A limpid red cherry colour announces aromas of red plum, soil, strawberry, grand marnier, cranberries, red currant. Bright cassis on the palate, lively acidity, significant tannins, structured, savoury finish, serious stuff. Possibly lacks some fruit ripeness. An impressive wine. Quality: Not Bad At All.


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