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2016 Olivier Bernstein Clos de Vougeot

ITEM 8101489 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
edkoo $385 $385
$385
Item Sold Amount Date
I8101489 1 $385 Jan 30, 2022
I8069348 1 $385 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

A spicy style, with sandalwood, cedar and sweet baking spice elements framing the cherry and currant flavors...dense, with a dusty finish.

92-95Stephen Tanzer

...black cherry and licorice. Then juicy and imploded in the mouth...dark fruit flavors sharpened by violet and stony minerality. Finishes firmly tannic, precise and very long, with a subtle coffee nuance.

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

Very rich and layered... Candied strawberries on the nose. Rich and rather round and beautiful. Sinews and without the drying finish. Lots of energy and ‘minerality.’ Long.

PRODUCER

Olivier Bernstein

Olivier Bernstein is a small negociant in Beaune. It was created in 2007 by Olivier Bernstein, who gave up a career in music management to pursue winemaking. He earned a degree in viticulture in Beaune, then in 2002 purchased a 20-acre wine estate in Roussillon, where he made wines under the Mas de la Deveze label. But his interest in Burgundy took him back to Beaune, where he now makes very limited amounts of Grand and Premier Crus from parcels in Chambertin, Bonnes-Mares, Mazis-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, Clos Vougeot, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.

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.