96 points Vinous
"Penetrating aromas and flavors of black cherry and minerals. Wonderfully creamy and deep but with a compelling juiciness to leaven its velvety sweetness. Utterly mouthcoating thickness here as well as outstanding spicy depth and impeccable balance. Finishes with powerful tannins and great persistence. And bone-dry in spite of its strong impression of sucrosité. This will age for a long time. Labet described this wine as 'like drinking through a funnel: we feel the pressure but it's coming through a small hole."
95 points Burghound
"This is aromatically similar to the regular cuvée but there is notably more concentration, power and dry extract to the broad-shouldered flavors that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background on the hugely long, palate coating and driving finish. This opulently full-on effort is a manifestly old school Clos de Vougeot that is not only very much built-to-age but is going to require lots of it. In a word, excellent."
"Cask sample. Organic.
Deep cherry red. A little more spice and intensity and less seductive sweetness than the Cuvée Classique. More oaky on the palate, flatter somehow, as if the fruit has been a subdued by the oak. Certainly less seductive than the Cuvée Classique at the moment and needs more time. 17+/20 points. (JH)"