The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has an earthy nose compared to its peers, the fruit profile more introspective with subtle marine scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin matched with a silver bead of acidity. Backward and broody, I was not the only person at this tasting alarmed by how it deteriorates in the glass. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2048