2009 Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • BH 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2009 Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes

BH 96
Burghound - Burghound, January 2012
This is both more elegant and more expressive which is quite unusual in my experience as there is usually quite a bit of reticence. The lightly spiced and distinctly floral and earthy red currant and humus suffused aromas... This is both more elegant and more expressive which is quite unusual in my experience as there is usually quite a bit of reticence. The lightly spiced and distinctly floral and earthy red currant and humus suffused aromas give way to rich round and admirably concentrated flavors that display an overt muscularity as well as an abundance of dry extract that stains the palate and pushes the firm tannic spine to the background on the explosively long and overtly austere finish. Like the 2010 VV this is a genuinely remarkable effort and it should be on your short list of '09s to potentially acquire as it's truly breathtaking. I have underscored the advice several times but it bears repeating: don't buy these wines without having the discipline to cellar them.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2012
Good deep red with ruby highlights. Deep nose shows an almost roasted ripeness but also terrific lift to the aromas of black cherry flowers licorice mint wild herbs and orange peel. Like liquid velvet on entry then highly... Good deep red with ruby highlights. Deep nose shows an almost roasted ripeness but also terrific lift to the aromas of black cherry flowers licorice mint wild herbs and orange peel. Like liquid velvet on entry then highly concentrated but youthfully unforthcoming in the middle. This extremely long palate-staining wine has the tannic force and balance to evolve in bottle for decades. Should be a cellar classic with time.