Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2008 Domaine de Montille “Clos Vougeot” Grand Cru, Red Burgundy.
De Montille makes one of the finest Vougeot’s and the 2008 is a lovely wine and gives lots of pleasure. While most know in their hearts that Clos Vougeot should be either re-classified a Premier Cru or split up, it still makes for some nice wines, it just is a shame about the prices, as you can find better Premier Crus out there. That said, the 2008 De Montille Clos Vougeot is almost worth it and it really is a beautifully textured Pinot that has smooth layers of fruit, earth, minerals and spice. With silky red fruits, pure class balance, very detailed and long of finish the De Montille is seductive and elegant. Raspberry and cherry lead the way with subtle floral perfume, nice oak shadings, incense and truffle notes all mixing wonderfully here and making for a complete Burgundy that stands out from the crowd.
($148 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive