94 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2006 Les Mazoyères Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

The density of a great grand cru from Gevrey-Chambertin is all here, magnified by the concentration of dark fruits and the firmest tannins. A powerful wine, it doesn’t lose sight of ripe fruits, layered acidity and an edgy tannic structure on the finish.

 — R.V.   Published 10/1/2009
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94 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2005 Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

For a Clos de Vougeot, this is at first surprisingly mineral. Only as the wine opens in the mouth do you find this beautiful ripe fruit, an explosion of red berries driven forward by black plum skin flavors and dark tannins. It is certainly powerful, but manages to wear its power lightly.

 — R.V.   Published 8/1/2008
94 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2005 Pinot Noir (Bonnes-Mares)

Mostly in Chambolle-Musigny, this Grand Cru has a firmer, more solid character than many of the more refined offerings from this village. This is very evident in this dense wine, with its new wood and the power and intensity of black, very ripe fruits. The tannins are already well integrated with the fruit. No doubt…

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
93 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2006 Bel Air Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Gevrey-Chambertin)

A big, ripe wine that hints of earthiness and then bursts into powerful, rich black fruits and red cherry acidity. With its balanced, concentrated structure, it exemplifies the power in Gevrey-Chambertin. From a vineyard high on the Gevrey slope, this reveals warmth as well as power.

 — R.V.   Published 10/1/2009
93 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2006 Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

From a parcel at the top of the Clos de Vougeot slope, this wine shows fine concentration and rich tannins. It has a velvet allure that allows the sweet fruits to shine, but then reveals solid tannins. Black fruits, wood, spice and fresh acidity all sit well in the mix.

 — R.V.   Published 10/1/2009
92 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2004 Le Clos Blanc Premier Cru Chardonnay (Vougeot)

A white wine vineyard in the heart of the Pinot Noir kingdom of Vougeot is quite a rarity. Domaine de la Vougeraie owns all of this tiny 5-acre vineyard. The wine has a richness and purity of fruit, with apricot and hints of the tropics over a layer of sweet wood. A smooth, creamy texture adds to the allure of this…

 — R.V.   Published 3/1/2007
92 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2006 La Justice Pinot Noir (Gevrey-Chambertin)

An ample, smooth wine, its velvet texture given a firmer edge by the dark, heavy tannins that roll through. This has concentration, black figs and dark berry fruits along with ripe acidity. The texture is contained in a firm, dense structure. A wine worth aging, for at least 4–5 years.

 — R.V.   Published 10/1/2009
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92 points

Domaine de la Vougeraie 2005 Les Cras Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vougeot)

Intensely perfumed, this wine shows both strength and great elegance. The raspberry flavors float over a light structure of some dry tannins. The acidity is there, but it is the generosity of the fruit that is most obvious, going right through the wine to the sweet, jammy finish.

 — R.V.   Published 8/1/2008