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2008 Vougeraie, Clos de VougeotMar. 2011
The nose is deep and faintly musky – plenty of width too – higher tones come next with some flowers. Very fine tannin, red fruit and an intensity that builds. Mouthwatering with a reprise of flavour just when you think it’s all done – this time with a hint of vanilla.
2009 Vougeraie, Vougeot Clos de la Prieuré BlancMar. 2011
High tones of grapefruit above toasted bread. Good sweetness that’s balanced by well-judged acidity – this is quite lovely – simply, but lovely.
2008 Vougeraie, Charmes-Chambertin - MazoyeresMar. 2011
From over one-hundred year-old vines in Mazoyères. Concentrated yet never heavy aromas of fruit – beautiful top notes. Round and concentrated without too much fat. The flavour build and build in the mid-palate. Mouthwatering in the finsh – fab!
2009 Vougeraie, Vougeot Clos Blanc de VougeotMar. 2011
The aromas are not so deep but show an engaging width. Concentrated with good underlying acidity, this is rich – but not in any negative sense. Lovely length – super.
2008 Vougeraie, Pommard Petits NoizonsMar. 2011
Higher toned with dark red fruit and hints of flowers. More complexity and more alive after the Côte de Beaune.
2008 Vougeraie, Bonnes-MaresMar. 2011
A very wide panorama of a nose, layers of aroma too with a creamy smoke. Full in the mouth, concentrated yet the intensity builds more, releasing another wave of fruit. Seems a slightly stony flavour and it’s very, very long!
2008 Vougeraie, Beaune Les GrèvesMar. 2011
Not much of this is made. I really like the authority of the nose. Dimension, tension and intensity – lovely. The flavour manages to grow even more in the mid-palate – super!
2009 Vougeraie, Gevrey-Chambertin Les EvocellesMar. 2011
Normal (classic) cuvée. The sauvage note is there, but it seems to diminish in the glass. Wide and interesting, the sweet fruit peaks in the mid-palate – tasty.
2008 Vougeraie, Gevrey-Chambertin La JusticeMar. 2011
As a little reduction lifts this becomes a little musky to go with pretty dark berries. A narrow entry but very silky. Slowly widens across the tongue, but rather understated after the Grèves.
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