Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2017

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JM 98
TA 96
V 96
AM 96
JG 95
Item # 334411

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94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "The oldest vines date back to 1953 and the youngest are declassified to Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Dense black centre with purple edges. The nose shows no detail but just a great intensity of fruit. Almost brutal on the palate with strong tannins behind. But this is certainly not because there is nothing there but just a sign of intense youth translated as current inertia. The intensity is there, yes, the freshness at the back, yes, persistence too and now at last some detail comes out: ripe blackcurrant, blueberry, intense ripe cherry. This will have three months more elevage than the Chambolle-Musigny, and clearly needs it. Tasted: November 2018."

96 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "The older vines in de Vogüé's extensive 7.2ha in Musigny date back to 1953 and make a wine that's considerably weightier than the young-vine cuvée. This is very deep and intense in colour, exhibiting layers of dark bramble and black cherry flavours and a backbone of precise, chalky, mouthwatering acidity. A wine that needs time to digest its 35% new wood. Drinking Window: 2026-2037. (Nov 2018)"

94-96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a very expressive, complex bouquet, the mélange of red, blue and black fruit making it difficult to identify a single dominant color. Blueberry, wild strawberry and black currant intermingle, and hints of sea spray and touches of orange blossom develop with time. The harmonious, silky palate is almost like a Romanée-Saint-Vivant in texture, offering great depth and an energetic, peppery finish that lingers long in the mouth. A divine Musigny that will deserve some bottle age. Drink: 2023-2045. (Jan 2019)"

93-96 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from an incredible 6.46 ha parcel, which doesn't include the .67 ha section planted to chardonnay). An openly exotic nose offers glimpses of black cherry liqueur, ginger, Asian-style tea, sandalwood and orange peel. The tighter and much more mineral-driven big-bodied flavors also possess evident muscle on the powerful and dense yet beautifully refined finish that goes on and on. This is also a bit less structured though with that said, this is going to need at least 15 years to reach its apogee. In a word, terrific. Drink: 2032+. (Jan 2019)"

93-95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Musigny old vine bottling was quite hunkered down after its recent racking, but though it was not as expressive as the Bonnes-Mares on this particular day, it showed good underlying soil signature and seemed to only be in need of more time out from the racking for everything to snap back into proper place. The wine certainly has lovely fruit elements in its mix of sappy black cherries and plums, complex soil tones, woodsmoke, gamebird, violets and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good sappy core of black fruit, fine-grained tannins and lovely length and grip on the refined and quite soil-driven finish. This wine is not as precise as is customary (and which has to be a reflection of the post-racking period in which I tasted it), but there are really good elements here and if they all fall back into place properly, it will be a lovely wine. 2030-2080. (Nov/Dec 2018)"
94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "The oldest vines date back to 1953 and the youngest are declassified to Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Dense black centre with purple edges. The nose shows no detail but just a great intensity of fruit. Almost brutal on the palate with strong tannins behind. But this is certainly not because there is nothing there but just a sign of intense youth translated as current inertia. The intensity is there, yes, the freshness at the back, yes, persistence too and now at last some detail comes out: ripe blackcurrant, blueberry, intense ripe cherry. This will have three months more elevage than the Chambolle-Musigny, and clearly needs it. Tasted: November 2018."

96 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "The older vines in de Vogüé's extensive 7.2ha in Musigny date back to 1953 and make a wine that's considerably weightier than the young-vine cuvée. This is very deep and intense in colour, exhibiting layers of dark bramble and black cherry flavours and a backbone of precise, chalky, mouthwatering acidity. A wine that needs time to digest its 35% new wood. Drinking Window: 2026-2037. (Nov 2018)"

94-96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a very expressive, complex bouquet, the mélange of red, blue and black fruit making it difficult to identify a single dominant color. Blueberry, wild strawberry and black currant intermingle, and hints of sea spray and touches of orange blossom develop with time. The harmonious, silky palate is almost like a Romanée-Saint-Vivant in texture, offering great depth and an energetic, peppery finish that lingers long in the mouth. A divine Musigny that will deserve some bottle age. Drink: 2023-2045. (Jan 2019)"

93-96 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from an incredible 6.46 ha parcel, which doesn't include the .67 ha section planted to chardonnay). An openly exotic nose offers glimpses of black cherry liqueur, ginger, Asian-style tea, sandalwood and orange peel. The tighter and much more mineral-driven big-bodied flavors also possess evident muscle on the powerful and dense yet beautifully refined finish that goes on and on. This is also a bit less structured though with that said, this is going to need at least 15 years to reach its apogee. In a word, terrific. Drink: 2032+. (Jan 2019)"

93-95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Musigny old vine bottling was quite hunkered down after its recent racking, but though it was not as expressive as the Bonnes-Mares on this particular day, it showed good underlying soil signature and seemed to only be in need of more time out from the racking for everything to snap back into proper place. The wine certainly has lovely fruit elements in its mix of sappy black cherries and plums, complex soil tones, woodsmoke, gamebird, violets and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good sappy core of black fruit, fine-grained tannins and lovely length and grip on the refined and quite soil-driven finish. This wine is not as precise as is customary (and which has to be a reflection of the post-racking period in which I tasted it), but there are really good elements here and if they all fall back into place properly, it will be a lovely wine. 2030-2080. (Nov/Dec 2018)"
Product SKU 334411
Producer Vogüé
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Chambolle-Musigny
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru|Vieilles Vignes
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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