2020 Domaine de la Vougeraie Corton Le Clos du Roi Grand Cru
An ultra-floral inflected nose speaks of spicy dark berry fruit aromas laced with hints of earth, game and again, a smoky hint. The sleek, intense and beautifully refined larger-scaled flavors possess a beguiling texture while exuding a bracing salinity on the firm, youthfully austere and well-balanced finale. This too needs better depth, but more should develop if it's allowed at least 6 to 8 years of cellar time. Drink through 2032+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2020 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru contains 100% whole bunch this year. I appreciate the aromatics here - well-defined, fragrant and quite floral, there offers fine mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very harmonious with a bead of acidity that lends finesse and elegant towads the finish. This is clever winemaking and a successful Corton. Excellent. Drink 2024-2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
100% whole bunch. Fairly deep purple, a certain amount of new wood showing. This starts very discreetly, especially the bouquet, then builds very well on the palate, with some darker fruit, middleweight, some tannins, but on the whole long and smooth.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy