Robert Parker – 92.0
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 cuvÃ©e, there’s more depth than I perceived last year: what’s more, and critically, this is simply immensely pleasurable to drink.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Vinous – 91/100
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2036