Denis Mortet Clos de Vougeot 2012
93-95pts Vinous-Mortet's 2012 Clos de Vougeot is one of the more round, creamy and textured Clos Vougeots I tasted this year. Beautifully expansive and broad on the palate, the 2012 impresses for its fabulous depth and seemingly endless layers of flavor. Violets, rose petals, tar, smoke and licorice all meld into an explosive, vivid finish. I very much like the texture and polish here. The 2012 was aged in 75% new French oak barrels, all of which are totally integrated.