An exuberantly expressive and spicy nose offers up a lovely mélange of pure red and dark cherry and floral aromas. The sleek, indeed satin-textured middle weight flavors brim with minerality on the super-saline infused finish. I really like the delineation and energy here plus the mid-palate concentration is better than usual. In 2016 this is very Chambollesque in character.
Dark red with ruby tones. Very ripe but slightly inky aromas of dark berries, minerals and bitter chocolate. Densely packed, concentrated and sweet, displaying terrific inner-mouth tension and Chambolle-like stony minerality. Finishes firmly tannic but not austere, with slowly rising length and very good grip. Classy, saline wine from vines that are now about 30 years old--and, in the opinion of van Canneyt, showing more depth than previously. (ST)
The Petits Vougeots reveals an expressive bouquet of raspberry, cherry and flowers, followed by a full-bodied, velvety palate with an ample core of sweet fruit and lovely crystalline purity to its flavours. As Van Canneyt and Jean-Marie Fourrier both contend, this unheralded appellation is Chambolle in all but name. (WK)
Monsieur van Canneyt’s example of Petits Vougeots is often one of the most red fruity wines in the cellar, but this year, it follows the lead of its brethren and is quite black fruity in personality. The bouquet is pure and precise, wafting from the glass in a superb blend of black cherries, dark chocolate, a beautiful base of chalky soil tones, gamebird and just a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and impressively sappy at the core, with great transparency and balance, fine-grained tannins and a long, vibrant and energetic finish. This is going to be a lovely wine. 2023-2060.
The 2016 Vougeot 1er Cru les Petits Vougeot has a clean and pure bouquet with dark cherries and raspberry coulis scents that are well defined, if just a tad conservative. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite energetic on the entry and then segueing into a structured, denser finish of black and blue fruit. As such I would afford this three or four years in bottle. (NM)
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