The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has quite a perfumed bouquet with brambly red fruit, sous-bois and wilted rose petals. This has delicacy and finesse. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-fresh entry, blood orange and marmalade infusing the dark berry fruit. Nicely proportioned with just a little oak to be soaked up on the chewy finish. Fine. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
Robert Parker 91
The 2018 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, from Bouchard’s domaine holdingsâ€”and only their holdings in the upper part of the vineyard, as the lower-lying plots are being replantedâ€”reveals aromas of raspberries, red cherries, spices and rose petals, deftly framed by new oak. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, firm and compact; indeed, the wine was quite introverted when I tasted it, so it may well have been out of sorts.