Vougeot is one of the more confusing appellations of Burgundy. The village is dominated by its huge clos (a walled-in vineyard) that is blessed as a Grand Cru (Clos de Vougeot is listed on the label). However, village level wines bear almost the same name (with a simple Vougeot indication). Then, there is the fact that only about 1/3 of the Grand Cru clos is arguably grand, sitting on the highest portion of the site. Yet again, it pays to go with a trusted producer versus the fame of the appellation. Taste-wise, Vougeot shares characteristics with Nuits-St.-Georges, just double the power and with a pinch of finesse.
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