When it comes to fine wine, patience is a virtue. This statement is more or less true, depending on the producer and region, but when shopping for longevity, one goes straight to Vougeot. The terroir of the region is almost alarmingly diverse, and you can feel it in the wine – each producer has a memorable, inimitable style, and it can be hard to wrap your head around all of them. Once properly aged, these wines are simply otherworldly. If you have the time and budget for it, it’s one of the most spellbinding regions to explore, with almost endless grapevine fields that gracefully sway in the wind.
The red wines of Vougeot are easily recognized by their deep, dark purple-crimson hue. When mature, they’re bold and straightforward, with a strong balance of acidity and rich chewiness that translates the berries, truffles, earth and savory meat perfectly. The finish is typically long and generous, with some welcome hints of licorice.
On the other hand, their whites boast a slightly pale gold hue, if not almost white. On the nose, you’re treated with hints of mango and mayflower, with other aromatics joining the fray as the wine matures, including figs, amber, and gingerbread. Somewhat dry, the wines are nonetheless rich and potent, with a vibrant elegance that stimulates the palate.
If you’re a collector or you simply appreciate the pleasures of a finely aged wine, Vougeot is as good as it gets. These wines will decorate your cellar nicely before taking center stage at a large family dinner or big meetup and stunning everyone present with power, flair, and finesse.
2010 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot93+VMGood medium red. Reticent aromas of black cherry, licorice, mocha, coffee and underbrush. Sweet, fine-grained and intense, with terrific clarity and lift to the flavors of black ch..." Learn MoreFormats Available:As low as $799.00
2017 Alain Hudelot Noellat Vougeot Petits Vougeot95DECNot old by the standards of this domaine's other vineyard holdings - it was planted in 1980 - this 0.5ha piece of Les Petits Vougeots always seems to produce a delightfully scented..." Learn MoreFormats Available:As low as $135.00