Engel's Clos Vougeot comes from a parcel of vines located above the Château which are between 40 to over 100 years old. Slightly less silky than Echézeaux with notes of warm cinnamon spice and wild raspberry, it has a wonderful intensity on the palate which lingers long and full. Possibly the best Clos Vougeot tasted on our trip. Drink: 2013 - 2020+
Pungent wood spice and a reserved and subdued nose of black cherry, plum and notable ripe cassis notes highlight rich, full, earthy and moderately robust and muscular full-bodied flavors that culminate in solid power and excellent length. The wood here, while not subtle, is more integrated than with the Grands Ech. Drink: 2011+.
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.