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Domaine de la Vougeraie Reviews

Score: 88 | June 1, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Well-marked by smoky, spicy oak, this is rich and ripe, with black cherry and blackberry flavors. The tannins are on the assertive, grainy side, leaving an astringent finish. Best from 2015 through 2027. 528 cases made. –BS
Score: 88 | November 15, 2012 | Wine Spectator
A ripe, opulent style, packed with cherry, spice and smoke. Moderately long, with wood spice lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
Score: 89 | September 30, 2012 | Wine Spectator
A hint of toast introduces this lemon- and apple-infused white. Fresh and racy, with a vibrant structure and lingering lemon and apple aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2020. 995 cases made. –BS
Score: 89 | June 1, 2012 | Wine Spectator
Toast, pastry and peach flavors predominate, with hints of lemon and mineral. This is vibrant and lightweight, showing intensity and persistence. Leesy aftertaste. Drink now through 2015. 407 cases made. –BS
Score: 89 | June 1, 2011 | Wine Spectator
Plush and spice-filled, this also has a smoky cast to the cherry and plum notes. Though backed by a solid structure, this is ready to enjoy. Moderate length. Drink now through 2018. 450 cases made. –BS
Score: 85-88 | February 1, 2011 | Burghound
An exuberantly fruity and mildly exotic nose leads to delicious and easy-to-like middle weight flavors that exhibit a light touch of minerality on the sappy and citrusy finish. This is refreshing as there is good vivacity if limited complexity. (85-88)/now
Score: 16.5+ | January 1, 2011 | Jancis Robinson
Drink 2017-2024 Very slightly cheesy on the nose. Then very sweet. Lots of fine tannin. Masses of fruit. Positively voluptuous.
Score: 87 | January 1, 2011 | Burghound
A very fresh and very pinot rose speaks of exuberant red berries and kirsch aromas that complement the overtly fruity and delicious flavors that are round, soft and almost easy, all wrapped in a nicely precise finish that is persistent but of limited complexity. In the sum, this is pretty rather than profound and to drink for its fruit. 2012+
Score: 89 | January 1, 2011 | Burghound
(a monople of the domaine) An intensely earthy nose features a pretty mix of red currant and dark pinot fruit aromas where the earth component transfers over to the rich, intense and mildly rustic middle weight flavors that possess fine volume and a round mouth feel as there is ample sap on the solidly persistent finish. 2015+