Clos de Vougeot 1985 Gros Frere & Soeur
2/96. Bought in auction Oct-95 for $73 (imported from Chicago for $84 net).
Tonight for Friday night dinner of shrimps tempura, beef fillet in balsamico
vinegar with 'rushti' potatoes, fresh melon.
A Clos Vougeot from one of the best parcels, bordering that of Le Musigny in
Chambolle. 1985 being of course a superb vintage.
COLOR: Beautiful full and healthy red color, hardly any clearing towards the
NOSE: I guess everybody has dipped his nose into an extremely fruity glass of
wine at one time or another. Well, this Clos Vougeot surpassed everything we
ever experienced! The bouquet is that of jam or marmalade. Tons of cassis, red
& black forest fruit. A confiture... I could almost say too much concentrated
fruit. Although this wine spent a long time in new wood, the oak is hardly
felt. The 'Bourgogne Nose' took some time to express itself too. The fruit is
TASTE: As sweet and as fruity as the nose. Very tasty of course, but lacks
somewhat in complexity. Relatively high alcohol, some acidity, and receding
tannins. I have never encountered a (B) fruit bomb before, but here is one...
LENGTH: Moderate length, with a bit of a hollow touch to the finish.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Sweeeeeet! Medium body, high alcohol, soft tannins and...
fruit. I hardly believe I am saying it, but this wine had just too much fruit
and too little complexity for balance...
OVERALL: An unusually exotic wine. If it was a touch less sweet and a bit more
complex, this Clos Vougeot would be an extraordinary wine. Still a superb+
experience. This wine has quite a few more years in store.
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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