Clos Vougeot or Grands Echezeaux?

 

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Clos Vougeot or Grands Echezeaux?
That is the question.

Something I have really noticed whilst in Burgundy this trip is how vineyards on the edge of a commune can resemble wines from "next door".
 
Jomain's Puligny 1er Cru Les Combettes has a lot in common with Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes which it adjoins. Boursot's Hautes Cotes de Nuits is very similar to Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale which is just over the wall.
 
And so it is with Olivier Guyot's Clos Vougeot.
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On Tuesday I tasted the 2015's at the domaine. They are an excellent lineup. The Bourgogne rouge is a killer for the price, full of blackberry and raspberry, with a creamy concentration from 60 year old vines. Today, however, it is the Clos Vougeot I want to recommend.
 
Clos Vougeot cops something of a bad rap. But there are some exceptional wines from 2015. And those from the prime climats at the top of vineyard have produced some particularly stylish wines with wonderful fruit and fine but not excessive tannins. It is a vineyard to watch over the next decade as I suspect there will be more and more great Clos Vougeot (Castagnier's 2016 Clos Vougeot is also a stunner and the best wine in his super 2016 range).
We have less than a case of the Oliver Guyot Clos Vougeot left so if you would like to secure some please act quickly. It is available at a Pre Arrival Discount of 25%.
Domaine Olivier Guyot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2015
Landed Price $430.00
Pre Arrival Price $322.50
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Darren Harris: 
Bright red in colour, not particularly dark. An exuberant nose: violets, smoke, green tea, spice. The palate is sappy, with all the nuances suggested by the nose. The tannins are very fine leaving a silky impression. Long, stylish with a zip of refreshing acidity. Seductive. I don't know that I would pick this as Clos Vougeot in a blind tasting. It looks and tastes more like Grand Echezeaux to me with its spice and texture. Super!

To view and order the wine on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email asaf@grandmillesime.com.au. 

To read more about the domaine and view the full range of wines available click here.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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