A markedly floral if decidedly reticent nose that is trimmed in subtle oak influence speaks of spiced plum lavender violet and red cherry. The attractively concentrated and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors brim with sappy dry extract that also buffers the moderately firm tannins on the powerful and slightly grippy finish that exudes a hint of bitter chocolate. At least some patience is definitely advised as this youthfully austere effort is likely to evolve slowly.
Well-marked by toasty oak this red's black cherry and plum flavors are buried today but should shine through in time. Broad-shouldered and dense with dusty tannins. Best from 2023 through 2042. 200 cases imported.
Tasted from bottle the 2017 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (Domaine Louis Jadot) opens in the glass with an attractive bouquet of berry fruit plums orange rind and coniferous forest floor framed by a deft application of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied ample and enveloping its succulent core of fruit framed by melting tannins. From barrel I faulted this wine for being excessively open-knit but while it certainly is unusually supple and giving by the standards of this cuvée there's more depth than I perceived last year: what's more and critically this is simply immensely pleasurable to drink.
The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru was showing some reduction on the nose when tasted from barrel making it difficult to read. The masculine palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin and quite firm in the mouth. I would be seeking more finesse and nuance especially toward the sinewy finish once this is in bottle.v