2014legrosvougeot2014 Domaine Francois Legros, Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras, Red Burgundy, France.
The Francois Legros Voguent 1er Cru feels dense and powerful with Grand Cru mouth feel and deep fruit intensity, making for a stunning Burgundy that has a wealth of richness, vitality and impressive length, but with polished finesse and fine detailing. With old vines and hand crafted charms the Legros wines are really a tasty find in Burgundy, these offerings are an amazing set of values, made in a clear and beautiful style with balance, harmony and elegance, without losing the terroir essence of individual site, especially this one in particular the Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras, which is a standout. Dark berry and cherry fruit flow across the palate along with firm ripe tannins, smoke, mineral tones and layers of plum, raspberry, tea spice, vanilla and cedar, this is a showy Pinot Noir with a lavish flair, but with a tight focus and inner beauty, it should benefit from 3 to 5 years in bottle, even if it is expressive and wonderfully textured now. Of all the 2014’s I tried this one has the most impact, I can imagine it gaining even more complexity and sex appeal over time. This really shows the best of Cote de Nuits character, vigorous and with opulence, this is a domaine to follow!
($78 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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