BENJAMIN LEROUX Vougeot, Clos du Village 2017 Bottle
Red Still Wine | France | Burgundy | Clos de Vougeot | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: Clos de Vougeot
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir
Benjamin bought this tiny plot in a deal over some Clos de Vougeot in 2011. What he thought was just a spare part has turned out to be one of his favourite village cuvées, and he says the most consistent performer in his cellar. It was thanks to another stroke of luck that the UK allocation all comes to Goedhuis, after one of Benjamin’s assistants accidentally showed this cuvée to David a few years ago. We haven’t let it out of our sights since. The 2017 has a translucent, brilliant quality to its red fruit flavour, with expressive and crystalline notes of cherries and redcurrants. There is excellent balance and energy here. NEAL MARTIN, JANUARY 2019, SCORE: 90-92 - The 2017 Vougeot Clos du Villages has a slightly disjointed bouquet at first, but it melds together in the glass, coming across quite tertiary in style. It smells like there is whole bunches here, but Leroux assured me there is none. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, silky-smooth texture and a sorbet-like finish that you could run away and drink right now. Very fine. 2021 - 2032.