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2017 Chateau de La Tour Clos Vougeot

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ITEM 7961094 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
hyed 1 $115 $115
jfernand 2 $115 $230
3 $115
Item Sold Amount Date
I7961094 3 $115 Sep 26, 2021
I7915735 1 $130 Aug 8, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Hints of cocoa and vanilla... These notions coat the rounded black-cherry fruit on the nose and leave highlights of nutmeg...body is sumptuous with fruit and dense with tannin...conveys generousity and smoothness. This richness tapers into an elegant finish.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Rich black-cherry fruit with spicy oak accompaniment and a lovely vegetal note beneath...lovely crunchiness and purity of fruit.

PRODUCER

Chateau de La Tour

Château de la Tour is the largest owner of acreage within the Grand Cru appellation Clos de Vougeot. The estate includes 13.7 acres of Clos de Vougeot and is owned by the sisters Jeanne Labet and Nicole d’Echelette. Jeanne’s son Francois runs the domaine. The estate dates from the late 19th century although it did not start bottling its own wines until the 1930s. The estate’s Grand Cru has earned compliments from Burghound.com, among others.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Vougeot, Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is a walled vineyard that dominates the tiny commune of Vougeot in Burgundy’s Nuits-St.-Georges. The 124-acre Grand Cru vineyard includes a historic chateau that in 1945 was purchased by the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, an organization devoted to promoting the traditions of Burgundy and its wines. The impressive chateau is the organization’s headquarters. Clos de Vougeot was established as a vineyard by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, then sold off to private owners after the French Revolution. The vineyard is unusual for a Grand Cru in that it includes land that runs down to the main road. The soil is light limestone with sand. Principal landowners are Chateau de la Tour, with 13 acres; Meo-Camuzet, 7.5 acres; Rebourseau, 5.5 acres; Louis Jadot, 5.3 acres; and Leroy, 5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.