- Domaine René Engel
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2012 - 2022
- Case size
Burghound, October 2009,
While maturing at a reasonable rate as there are the initial nuances of secondary aromas that display plenty of earth and ripe black fruit that complement the relatively big flavors that possess fine power and very good length if still more limited complexity than one might reasonably expect to see at 10 years of age. Though this could be drunk now with 45 to 60 minutes of aeration| I personally would allow it to slumber for another 5 years or so first. In sum, a solid if not sensation effort in the context of the quality this wine typically displays. Drink: try 2014+.
Burghound, January 2002,
Dense, ripe, black fruit, ripe dusty tannins and big flavors of earth and spice and a driving, persistent finish. This is still somewhat monolithic and tight and will need 8 to 10 years to fully express itself. Austere, balance and long with all the elements in place to evolve positively. Drink 2009-2015
Burghound, January 2001,
1999 Clos de Vougeot: This too is hardly charming in style but the quality of the underlying material clearly says “ grand cru ” with its dense, ripe, black fruit, ripe dusty tannins and big flavors of earth and spice. A wine that will need 8 to 10 years to fully express itself though it should hold for a number of years thereafter.
Domaine René Engel
Domaine René Engel is between Nuits St. George and Gevrey-Chambertin, in the heart of one of the smallest communes but also one of the most prestigious, that René Engel founded the Domaine that bears his name. In 1981 Philippe Engel took over the domaine following his father's death. Philippe cares for thevineyard by replanting dead vine stock, purifying soil impoverished by potassium and reducing yields by means of a very severe selection of grapes using a sorting table. In the realm of vinification, he has replaced old barrels and has introduced more frequent racking. Light filtering has allowed him to produce more expressive wines gaining a reputation as fat, authentic and elegant. Recently joined by his brother Frédéric, Philippe believes in the terroir as well as producing quality wines with structure and personality.
Clos de Vougeot
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.