2012 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JG 94
  • WA 93
  • AG 93
  • BH 93
  • IWC 92

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Reg: $319.00

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In Stock: 1 btls
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JG 94
View From The Cellar, November 2013
(JG93-94+ points) The 2012 Drouhin Clos de Vougeot has been bottled two week prior to our tasting on the 14th, but was showing beautifully and this is clearly a great vintage for this consistently excellent wine. The... (JG93-94+ points) The 2012 Drouhin Clos de Vougeot has been bottled two week prior to our tasting on the 14th, but was showing beautifully and this is clearly a great vintage for this consistently excellent wine. The beautiful bouquet soars from the glass in a youthful aromatic constellation of black cherries, dark berries, espresso, a lovely base of soil, woodsmoke and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very refined on the attack, with a sappy core, superb soil signature, fine-grained tannins and outstanding length and grip on the pure and youthfully complex finish. Given that this was just bottled, I would expect my score to creep up a point or two once the wine has really recovered from the mise. Great juice. (Drink between 2025-2075)
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2013
(WA91-93 points) The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes from Drouhin’s two parcels, one occupying a better location than the other. It has a fine, well-defined bouquet, quite pointed at first with citrus peel infusing... (WA91-93 points) The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes from Drouhin’s two parcels, one occupying a better location than the other. It has a fine, well-defined bouquet, quite pointed at first with citrus peel infusing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft, supple opening. There is a sense of lushness here, imbued with fine acidity and there is a crescendo toward the wild strawberry-driven, creamy finish. Very fine. - Neal Martin
AG 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2014
Drouhin's 2012 Clos de Vougeot is incisive and powerful to the core, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot is laced with iron, smoke, graphite and dried red cherries. The tannins are massive, so readers will have to be patient, but... Drouhin's 2012 Clos de Vougeot is incisive and powerful to the core, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot is laced with iron, smoke, graphite and dried red cherries. The tannins are massive, so readers will have to be patient, but there is a lot to look forward to. Rose petals, savory herbs and anise all add complexity on the intense finish. This is a fabulous showing from Drouhin. 93+
BH 93
Burghound, April 2014
A discreet but not invisible application of wood highlights markedly earthy aromas of both red and dark berries, sauvage hints and underbrush. There is good verve to the delicious, intense and broad-shouldered flavors... A discreet but not invisible application of wood highlights markedly earthy aromas of both red and dark berries, sauvage hints and underbrush. There is good verve to the delicious, intense and broad-shouldered flavors that possess very solid density as well as plenty of dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the very firm tannic spine on the impressively long finish. This would not be a good candidate for early drinking as the finish is classic Clos de Vougeot with its youthful austerity.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2014
(ST90-92 points) Good bright red. Medicinal cherry, licorice and fresh herbs on the rather austere nose. Juicy, spicy and fresh, but showing less flesh today than the Petits Monts. Saline and a touch dry on the back half... (ST90-92 points) Good bright red. Medicinal cherry, licorice and fresh herbs on the rather austere nose. Juicy, spicy and fresh, but showing less flesh today than the Petits Monts. Saline and a touch dry on the back half, with lingering notes of herbs and spices. Currently very tight. Vinified with a small percentage of whole clusters. This wine was made only with the high parcel in 2012, as the lot produced by the family's lower parcel in this grand cru was sold off in bulk. - Stephen Tanzer
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Vintage 2012