2010 Arnoux-Lachaux Clos de Vougeot

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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BH 94 VN 93
BH 94

Burghound, January 2012

(91-94 points) (Note: from vines next to the wall by Grands Echézeaux) Here too there is mild reduction that does not completely hide the subtle aromas of red berry fruit, crushed herbs, earth and a hint of the sauvage...
VN 93

Vinous, March 2013

(93+ points) Good medium red. Very pure, deep, bright aromas of dark berries, black cherry and licorice. Sweet, sappy and seamless, offering a wonderfully pliant texture for young Clos Vougeot from a structured vintage...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Vougeot
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML

The 2010 Arnoux-Lachaux Clos de Vougeot is a remarkable red wine hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. Made from the Pinot Noir grape, this wine showcases the elegance and finesse that Burgundy wines are known for. With its deep red color and enticing aromas, it is a true delight for the senses.

On the nose, this wine offers a symphony of aromas, with notes of dark berries, black cherry, and licorice stealing the show. These aromas are pure, deep, and bright, promising a complex and layered tasting experience. The wine opens up on the palate with a sweet and sappy character, displaying a wonderfully pliant texture that is rare for a young Clos Vougeot. The primary dark fruit flavors are accented by hints of herbs and licorice, adding depth and complexity. The finish is exceptionally long and gradually builds in intensity, thanks to the firm yet well-integrated tannins.

This wine has garnered high praise from renowned wine critics. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 93+, highlighting its structured vintage and seamless texture. Stephen Tanzer, the reviewer, recommends cellaring this wine for at least five or six years to fully appreciate its potential.

Burghound also awarded this wine a score of 94, noting its mild reduction on the nose, which adds to the complexity. The reviewer mentions the intense, robust, and powerful flavors, supported by relatively fine tannins. The finish is described as moderately austere, linear, and persistent, showcasing impeccable balance.

Overall, the 2010 Arnoux-Lachaux Clos de Vougeot is a wine of exceptional quality and potential. Its combination of depth, elegance, and balance make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts who appreciate the finest expressions of Burgundy. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is sure to impress.