The 2013 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which included 30% whole clusters, has a relatively rustic bouquet with ferrous red berry fruit and loamy undergrowth/damp moss scents. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannins, a bit chewy, a broad-shouldered Clos de Vougeot with a grippy and perhaps even uncompromising finish. I feel that the Domaine has upgraded its Clos de Vougeot since this vintage.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032
Robert Parker 90-92
The 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru has a complex nose: black fruit, a touch of shucked oyster shell and a hint of Chinese hoisin. There is certainly impressive delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit but a little more “gourmand” than the Echezeaux with palpable salinity on the edgy, structured finish. This constitutes a more masculine Clos de Vougeot that will require 4-6 years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027