Jean Tardy Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Maupertuis 2004
The ebullient Jean Tardy, in partnership with his son Guillaume, is a perfectionist and huge enthusiast of the wines of Burgundy. A visit to his cellar, or a conducted tour of his disparate plots, will immediately confirm these facts. A tasting here is always enjoyable, certainly for the high quality of the wines, but also for the Tardys’ warmth. Powerful bouquets, rich pure flavours and good balance are the hallmarks here. A firm believer in the compatibility of carefully selected fruit and new oak. Generously oaked nose with earthy and red and black fruit aromas. Round, sweet and well-concentrated flavours. Sappy and mouth-coating with oak flavours now fully integrated.