2016 Domaine d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée "Clos d'Eugenie" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1348708 89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A cool, pure and even spicier nose speaks of black cherry, violet, lavender and orange peel. The juicy, round and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors brim with sappy dry extract that also buffers the slightly firm tannins on the sneaky long finish. This excellent effort is very Vosne in character and should also drink well young as well as repay up to a decade of cellaring.  (1/2018)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Clos d’Eugenie includes 60% whole cluster fruit and three of the seven barrels are new. It has a very detailed bouquet that for me is a distinct level up from the village cru. The whole cluster contribution is barely tangible, merely lending freshness and another layer of complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with a pastille-like purity on the entry. There is good density and body here, perhaps the new oak speaking just a bit too loudly on the finish but otherwise well balanced, notwithstanding that the oak will be assimilated with time. It will deserve 3, maybe 4 years in bottle. (NM)  (12/2017)

89-91 points Vinous

 (production here was 30 hectoliters per hectare, which winemaker Michel Mallard describes as "the closest to normal" in 2016; this wine and the following cuvées were vinified with 60% whole clusters): Bright medium-dark red. Aromas of black cherry and licorice are lifted by a suave floral element. Juicy, spicy and intense, with a positive hint of greenness energizing the dark fruit and mineral flavors. A step up in punch from the basic Vosne villages, this sappy midweight finishes with excellent length and lift. (ST)  (1/2018)

K&L Notes

91pts Jasper Morris (MW) : "This is a small clos alongside the winery, at the foot of La Tâche, and it is quite a step up from the ‘straight’ Vosne-Romanée. It has a rich, purple colour, heightened, racy but ripe fruit on the nose, partially derived from the whole bunches. Plenty of quality wood too, three new barrels in seven. The wine continues with a lovely mid palate and good length." (01/2018)

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Vosne Romanee

- This is the top of the Côte de Nuits. Home to the famous Grand Crus of Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Romanée St. Vivant, Richebourg, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, and La Grand Rue, this village really makes you realize how much extraordinary wine can come from a tiny place. This is the home of quintessential Burgundy-deep, rich, refined and powerful.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5