2013 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes Chateau de la Tour

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



The 2013 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes, from vines planted in 1910 and matured in 100% new oak, has a very composed bouquet with pure blackberry, black plum and violet scents that neatly carry the new wood. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy black fruit on the entry–touches of cold stone, undergrowth, quite dense with a tightly wound finish. This is a notch above the Cuvée Classique '13 with a tad more precision and attack.||Following my brief tête-à-tête with François Labet at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne tastings last year, I fulfilled my promise to visit him at Château de la Tour in Clos Vougeot, where I tasted both wines from within the ancient walls of the famous clos, and recent releases under his own label. Pierre is an amiable fellow, candid and generous with his opinions, a self-confidence in his way of doing things. He told me that he is bottling later and later due to the richness of the wines. I tasted three wines from Château de la Tour. What was most remarkable was the “Hommage à Jean Morin” that was cut from a totally different cloth from the “Vieilles Vignes." The only difference is that it is cut from specific bunches on the vine (see tasting note). See also entry under “Pierre Labet." eRobertParker.com.June, 2015


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