Black cherry, very furry tannins that dominate the structure, firm and haughty and the flavour can’t keep up with the volume. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035
The 2017 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru includes 20% whole bunches this year. It has a slight mintiness on the nose, quite generous if not as complex as the Corton-Bressandes tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite strict and fresh with a chalky texture, and a slightly curmudgeonly finish. Give this three to four years in bottle to lighten up.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2039