Robert Parker 94
Drouhin’s 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is showing very well, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, plums, dark chocolate, incense and petals. Full-bodied, rich and enveloping, it’s broad and dramatic, with a concentrated core of fruit, succulent acids, and velvety tannins that render it unusually approachable at this early stage.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055
Parcel near the folly in the Clos Vougeot. 30% whole bunch (the smallest clusters with the ripest stems are selected). Cask sample. Deep cherry red. Smells much fresher than the Clos de Beze. More spicy, some mocha from the oak. Dark fruited and savoury. Thickly textured, a little bit oaky, but should come round to greater elegance. More embryonic than most but very long. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035