Ripe, velvety, old-viney fruit aromas and flavors dominated by blackberries and black cherries are marked by distinct notes of violets, toast and minerals in this wine, and are set in a powerful yet elegant tannic structure.
Wine Spectator 90 points - A fragrant version, this red offers aromas of wild herbs that lead to currant and cranberry flavors. This turns tight, wrapped in firm tannins, remaining persistent and long. Needs some time. Best from 2017 through 2027. 105 cases imported.-BS
(Apr 30 2014)
Vinous 92 points - Good medium red. Raspberry, redcurrant and strong spicy oak on the nose. Densely packed but a bit youthfully rough today, with raspberry and spicy oak flavors framed by sound acidity and substantial dusty tannins. Plenty of breadth and energy here but this grand cru will need at least a couple more years to harmonize in bottle.
Wine Advocate 89 points - Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Clos de Vougeot 2011 from Louis Jadot has a relatively simple bouquet that lacks the complexity of some of its peers, although at least it is clean and fresh and less green. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, touches of white pepper and sous-bois that form its masculine, austere, but at the end of the day, not disagreeable finish. This is one for those that like classic style of Clos de Vougeot. (Nov 2014)