Tart but ripe black raspberry (as in the corresponding 2006) is joined by its spirituous framboise counterpart as well as grenadine; overlain by smoky peat and Latakia tobacco smokiness; and suffused with alkaline minerality and bloody meatiness as well as roasting pan-drippings in Gros’s 2008 Clos Vougeot Le Grand Maupertui. Refined tannins permit an unusual degree of textural caress and finesse to emerge for such a young Clos Vougeot, and this finishes with saliva-inducing carnal savor, intriguing mineral nuance, and admirable purity of fruit. I suspect it will keep well for at least close to a decade, but I see no reason to deprive oneself of the pleasure of early (or, for those with the requisite disposable income, frequent!) acquaintance - 92/+100
Anne Gros's quiet spoken nature is most certainly reflected in her wines. A visit to this small domaine in Vosne Romanée is always a highlight. Her wines are not big and powerful but totally focused on grace and finesse. The precise and elegant fruit characters of this stunning vintage have fallen into the hands of Anne. Although volumes are tiny, this is a beautiful selection of wines with extraordinary balance and therefore natural longevity.
Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.