Jadot Louis - Clos Vougeot 2012
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Tasting Notes and Scores
eRobertParker.com December, 2013
The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a feminine, elegant and pure bouquet with Vosne-like pretentions: well defined and equipped with ebullient red fruit. The palate is very well balanced with a succulent and fleshy opening; the tannins making their present felt towards the second half. My one criticism is that at the moment it is missing a little depth and persistency on the sharp and slightly angular finish.
A brooding and almost completely inexpressive nose reveals the barest glimpses of dark berry fruit and discreet notes of moderately toasty wood. The unusually round and very supple flavors possess good mid-palate concentration as well as fine size, weight and power before terminating in a velvety, delicious and only slightly austere finish that is mildly rustic. This is deceptively approachable because while the mouth feel is indeed inhabitually pliant, the finish tightens up quickly and this will require long-term cellaring to be at its absolute peak. Drink: 2030+
-Burghound.com Tasted: Apr 15, 2014
Rich and medicinal on the nose. Crunchy and positive. Lots of structure but also masses of fruit. Pretty smart for the appellation! 2020 to 2035 (JR)