Domaine Christian Clerget Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy 2015 » $79.00 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
Domaine Christian Clerget Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy
Burgundy
2015
89
4
$79.00

89 Points Burghound.com

A ripe and wonderfully fresh nose features notes of liqueur-like black cherry and a lovely range of spice nuances. There is both good richness and vibrancy to the solidly concentrated and attractively textured flavors that display only a trace of backend rusticity on the lingering finale. This is first-rate for what it is and highly recommended. Christian Clerget described 2015 as a "relatively simple vintage save perhaps for some early season oidium that caused us some grief since we are in the process of converting our viticulture to organic farming. While it's hard to know exactly, I would estimate that it cost us on the order of 10 to 15% of the potential volume. Otherwise the season was straightforward as it was entirely hot and dry so there was basically no further disease pressure. We chose to begin picking on the 5th of September and continued through to the 9th. The fruit was spotless and uniformly ripe so it was possible to harvest with dispatch. Yields were good at between 30 and 35 hl/ha and potential alcohols ranged between 12.6 to 13.5% and I chaptalized only one wine. As to the wines, they're clearly ripe but what is interesting is how fresh they are. If you didn't know what you were tasting, you wouldn't necessarily think that the 2015s were the product of a very hot and dry summer. They should age extremely well and overall, I am very happy with the quality." I have to agree with Clerget as several of the wines, and in particular the Bourgogne, the Violettes and the Charmes, are among the best examples that I have seen from the domaine. Drink from 2019.
Source: Burghound.com.

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