Gérard Raphet Cuvée Unique Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

$89.99

Beginning with the 2002 vintage, Gerard Raphet decided to segregate the fruit from his oldest vines to produce 50-100 cases a year of something really distinguised. The 2005 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes announces itself with meaty, slightly sweaty aromas, and a hint of rhododendron undergrowth. It comes onto the palate with the richness of a concentrated meat stock mingled with high toned distilled plum and Syrah-like notes of black pepper. This vigorous, concentrated, sappy Pinot offers abundant tannins relatively covered by an almost thick richness, and a pungent and bittersweet finish that really sticks to the palate... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Justin Bothur

Nearly perfect... all the finesse of burgundy. The vintage certainly helps.

Nearly perfect... all the finesse of burgundy. The vintage certainly helps.

9.5