Nicolas Potel Clos Vougeot 2006

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

Price: $139.00
Item No. 96829
  • ST93
  • RP91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

All our vines are grown using biodynamic methods. We add no outside products to our wines, no acid, no cultured yeast, nutrients, enzymes or sugar. Enjoy seductive aromas, sublime flavors and a supple texture.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep, bright red. Very pure aromas and flavors of strawberry and minerals complicated by smoke and leather. Complex and penetrating, with superb definition and lovely inner-mouth aromatic character. Still a bit youthfully clenched, but the firmly tannic finish displays excellent cut and lingering perfume. Very promising Clos Vougeot, which Potel admits is "from the bottom" of this huge vineyard. Range: 91-93"
93 Points

"The Potel 2006 Clos Vougeot features lightly-cooked strawberry, rhubarb, and red currant; grilled meats; and wood smoke. It displays a fat and textural richness that compliment its full, expansive palate. Pungently resinous and bitter fruit pit notes add complexity to the finish. There is a certain rusticity of tannin here, but to some extent that comes with much of the Clos Vougeot terroir. I suspect this will be worth following for 6-8 years. "
91 Points

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Nicolas Potel is one of a new breed of vinificateurs who are redefining the meaning of negociant. His father, the highly respected Gerard Potel, began a negoce house in the mid 1990s while manager of Domaine de la Pousse d'Or. Upon Gerard's death, Nicolas left the Domaine to take over the negoce business and his philosophy remains unchanged from when he worked with his father at...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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