With a two hour slow ox (the wine needed at least four) the nose was offset by the overpowering fruit on the mouth. A slightly astringent finish that took 1-2 hours to dissipate — 7 days ago
Wonderful balance. Acid and fruit. Earthy. Lovely. We had it with chicken Marbella. — 12 days ago
This beauty was decanted and just oozed Pinot Noir. There was amber on the edge but still plenty of fruit on the palate. Well preserved and showed well with our lunch @ Trapeze. There’s Grand Cru written all over this wine. Grace and power together. 🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago
Always interesting to try a natural burgs because you can definitely taste the Burgundian Pinot characteristics, but it is not a typical wine from the region. More tangy, still earthy, less structured but still has depth! — 5 days ago
IMO, MG makes one of the absolute best Clos Vougeot’s. This one drank very youthful and primary but all the material is there for this to be a fantastic bottle down the road. It showed much more producer and vineyard than it did the vintage. There was none of the overt greenness that you can often get with 2011’s. Along with Rousseau, Dujac and Tremblay, MG’s 2011’s are very impressive.
After an initial shyness it does reveal itself after a multi hour decant and begins to waft from the glass with aromas of dark fruit, florals and spices. On the palate it’s deep, elegant and pure with fine grained tannins, excellent focus and delineation. But you can tell it wishes to resume its slumber. It often went back and forth from showing great fruit expression to then aromas of woodsmoke and savory herbs. But the herbal qualities are not at all off putting and just add to complexity. I would love to check in on this again with more bottle age. It is clear that it will have a lot to offer those with more patience than me. — 2 months ago
Had several bottles of these at a birthday party this week. Light, earth tones, balanced berry. Something I would have many times again. — 24 days ago