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2016 - Domaine Denis Mortet, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
- Cote de Nuits
- 93-95 WA; 90-91 ST
Seventy percent of the production was lost in the 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru that includes around 50% whole bunch and 70% new oak. Perhaps here I can just tell the stem addition more than on the crus from Gevrey, although I like the freshness and the floral scents that develop. The palate is ripe and generous at first, and then it becomes more precise and focused toward the second half and here I can barely tell the stem addition. Silky in texture with great length, this is a very endearing Clos de Vougeot.
(50% vendange entier; 70% new oak): Healthy dark red. Raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by savory earth and mineral notes plus some apparent oak; shut down quickly in the glass. A distinctly saltier style of wine than the ethereal Charmes-Chambertin, showing more medicinal reserve and less fruit sweetness in the early going. In fact, this is very closed following the initially inviting nose. Finishes with youthfully tough tannins and a touch of dryness.