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Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2014

Clos du Jaugueyron “Nout” 2014

NEWS GRAND TOTAL: 91 points. A complete screamer. Freshness, fragrance, power, drinkability + all the cultural and environmental credentials that it’s possible to have. A winner.

Producer: Clos du Jaugueyron.

Region: Margaux.

Grape varieties: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, 50/50.

Closure: Natural cork.

Alcohol: 13%

Certification:

Price per bottle: $99.95

 

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NEWS points breakdown:

 

1   Aromatic intensity, 0 to 5 points. Feeble, 1, unforthcoming, 2, present, 3, lively, 4, jumps out the glass, 5.

 

4.5 points. Bing!

 

2   Aromatic complexity, 0 to 5 points. Simpleton, 1, straight forward, 2, interesting, 3, complex, 4, complex with dramatic definition, 5.

 

4.5 points.

 

3   Aromatic attractiveness, 0 to 20 points. Vile to malodorous, 0 to 5, questionable to present but not attractive, 5 to 10, faintly attractive to lovely, 11 to 15, makes you smile through to "wow, phwoar!", 16 to 20.

 

19 points.

 

4   Palate intensity, 0 to 5 points. Dead, 1, dull, 2, alive, 3, punchy, 4, gripping, 5.

 

4 points.

 

5   "Mouthscape" or "palate complexity", i.e. how much of an interesting experience in the mouth a wine delivers, 0 to 5 points. Undifferentiated, 1, simply defined, 2, classically structured, 3, structured with dynamism, 4, vividly characterful, 5.

 

4 points.

 

6   Drinkability, i.e. how much the wine's total taste characteristics leave you thirsting for more, 0 to 20 points. Repellent to unpleasant, 0 to 5, questionable to untempting, 5 to 10, vaguely inviting to pleasantly thirst-quenching, 11 to 15, satisfying through to deeply gratifying, 16 to 20.

 

19 points.

 

7   The morning-after test, i.e. how this wine looks on the second day after opening and beyond, 0 to 5 points. Dead, 1, dull, 2, lively, 3, still vibrant, 4, vibrant and with added interest compared to previous day, 5.

 

           

4 points.

8   Cellarability, 0 to 10 points. Must be drunk asap, 0-2, Could hold for one year, 3-4 points, would repay 3 to 5 years, 5-6 points, 6 to 15 years, 7 to 8 points, 16+ years, 9 or 10 points.

 

9 points.

 

9   Individuality or how distinct the personality of a particular wine is, 0 to 10 points. Varietal, 0-3 points, regional, 4-6, particular vineyard/eccentricity 7 to 10.

 

9 points.

 

10             Look, packaging, label, 0 to 5 points. Ugly to unattractive,  1 point, questionable to nice, 2, points,  attractive, 3 points, eye catching and attractive, 4, beautiful with meaning, 5 points.

 

5 points.

 

11             Environmental credentials, story, philosophy, history, brand weight, 0 to 10 points. Industrially manufactured through to commercial cliché, 1 to 3, basic story through to clearly expressed concept, 4 to 6, stimulating idea through to prestigious profundity, 7 to 10.

 

Certified organic, fair dinkum vignerons connected to one of the greatest terroirs on Earth. 9 points.

 

SUBTOTAL: Add together the individual scores from points 1 to 11, above. Subtotal is scored out of 100 possible points.

 

                        91 points.

 

1   Value-for-money, take SUBTOTAL and divide by price to give X, then multiply X by 2. 2X is the value for money score.

 

2 points.

 

2   The grand total NEWS value for a given wine is the product of SUBTOTAL + the value-for-money score.

 

93 points.

 

Score guide.

60 to 70: May have good features. Could still be worth a shot.

70-79 recommended

80-89 highly recommended

90+ points: Remarkable wine. Theoretically a score over 100 is possible once the value-for-money factor is taken into account. Something around 105 would be the upper limit of perfection.

 

 

 

 

Product Detail

Vintage:

2014

Alcohol:

13.0 %

Size:

750 mL

Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot

Certification:

Organic
 
 
 
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