Compare to the 2018, this 2009 is awesome! Great vintage with Japanese food. — 8 days ago
Initially intensely bretty even evoking a thought it could be flawed. But with a sufficient decant it unfurls to reveal dark fruit, significant sous bois, dried violets and minerals. There is good complexity and layers but it’s a bit out of balance and doesn’t have the concentration and Grand Cru intensity you expect both from the vineyard and from the vintage. It seems to be aging rather quickly, and drank older than it should, but still enjoyable. — a month 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. — 17 days ago