92-96 points Fine Wine Review: "The smoky nose is followed in the mouth by dark fruits that are dense, pure, and mineral. The wine has good acidity and liveliness. Harvested 30 September. 10% whole clusters. (Feb 2018)"
95 points/'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(Drouhin owns .91 ha in two parcels that are rarely blended as the lower portion is typically sold). A somber and highly reserved nose only reluctantly offers up notes of plum, violet and freshly turned earth. There is exceptionally good richness to the big-bodied and muscular flavors that brim with an abundance of dry extract that serves to buffer the markedly firm tannins on the powerful, youthfully austere and hugely long finish. This is quite simply terrific but note well that it would be pointless to buy this without the intention to allow it at least 10 years of cellar time. Drink: 2036+. (Jan 2018)"
95 points Tim Atkin, MW.
93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru felt just a little disjointed compared to its peers at first and will hopefully gain more cohesion during the remainder of its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, raspberry preserve and cranberry tinged with white pepper, long in the mouth with a structured finish that bodes well for the future. Wait for the aromatics to get their act together, and you will have a very fine Clos de Vougeot that I suspect will rank alongside their 2015, if not surpass it. Drink: 2020-2038. (Dec 2017)"
94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Drouhins’ vines in Clos Vougeot were hit hard by the frost in 2016 and the wine is a bit more sturdy in its structural elements as a result. The bouquet is very black fruity this year and again, recalls the 1993 version, as it wafts from the glass in a mix of black cherries, espresso, dark berries, a fine base of soil, pigeon, woodsmoke and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and fairly reticent on the attack, with a deep, sappy core, ripe, well-integrated tannins and a long, tangy and very well-balanced finish. This will be a long-distance runner, but will need a good dozen years or more in the cellar to really start to blossom. 2028-2085. (NovDec 2017)"
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