(not yet sulfited) Bright red-ruby. Crushed black cherry, licorice and a whiff of menthol on the rather austere nose. Serious and primary, with a medicinal cast to the dark fruit and spice flavors. A rather powerful style but not lacking in perfume. Finishes long and strong, with solid tannic clout. This will be an ager in the context of this collection.
90-93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Mar 2009)
This too displays a slightly unusual nose for a young Clos de Vougeot with a bright, expressive and almost airy nose of red berry fruit that also offers up notes of cranberry that lead to moderately earthy middle weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration, vibrancy and punch on the mildly chewy, linear and austere finish that is more classic in character.
90-92 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2009)