2014 Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $144.94 (reg. $199.94)
Magnums on Sale too- $279.94 (reg. $425)
Burgundy collectors take note, we have secured both magnum and regular formats from one of the most historic producers in the Clos Vougeot, Chateau de la Tour, at an extremely attractive price. Owned by two families since the 1500s, Chateau de la Tour’s connection to the land they farm is indelible and their grand crus, like this classic Clos Vougeot, are today at a very high level and not to be missed, especially at the lowest price in the country.
The 2014 vintage is proving to be a vintage for “true connoisseurs” according to winemaker François Labet, with “ lovely transparency to terroir” (Vinous). In the Cote de Nuits, 2014 will be remembered as one that impresses not for flashy qualities in youth, but expressiveness, site-specificity, and terrific structure for the cellar. Chateau de la Tour is the largest owner in Vougeot, with access to plots at the very top of the cru, including a parcel of vines planted in 1910! The real story here however, is François Labet, who has successfully transformed this ancient Chateau from underperforming relic to first rate address in the space of a couple decades.
For true collectors, we encourage you to request a magnum, which are only available at JJ Buckley (though only a handful are available). These will provide even greater ageability in a format that would be right at home at the most special of occasions.