Garnet underlined with hints of purple and brown, the 2011 Bouchard Père 1 Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Crus is striking. The bouquet is a complex combination of aromas of black fruit, apple and a hint of licorice. The mouth-feel of this Burgundy is rich and generous, defined by dense, yet refined tannins. This prestigious clos of about 50 hectares is today split between 80 owners, of which one of the owners is the house of Bouchard Père & Fils. This Grand Cru of the Côte d'Or is planted on limestone gravel soils, produces a wine that is very velvety but strong.
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Clos de Vougeot from Bouchard Père has an open and generous bouquet with sous-bois-tinged red fruit that are vivacious and offer enticing pinoté. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity and delineation, hints of strawberry cheesecake and raspberry leading to a relatively spicy finish that has good length. Coming back a second time, this does dispense some of its initial vigor and weight, so I would suggest drinking this Clos de Vougeot over the next 4-5 years and not longer.