Brilliant dark crimson. Light gaminess as a top note on real majesty. Polished and very fresh. Sort of struggling not to show off its obvious fruit and to reserve lots of serious stuff. This will make fabulous old bones but there is masses buried underneath. Amazing length.
Anticipated maturity: 2035-2060
The 2015 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has an iridescent purple hue. The showy, very pure, almost glossy bouquet features copious blueberry and black cherry fruit infused with pressed violet petals, all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, rounded and fleshy in style, perhaps with less structure than Mugnier’s Musigny, but certainly very long, with a tang of blood orange toward the finish. Primal and currently lacking cohesion, this just needs time. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Robert Parker 96+
“Tasted blind, the 2015 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru was also showing extremely well, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe cherries, rose petal, dark chocolate, licorice and incense, displaying its framing of new oak a little more obviously than when I tasted it a few months ago. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and complete, with a rich chassis of firm but fine tannins, a deep-even dense-core of fruit and a long, lingering finish. Like the Bonnes Mares, this was immediately identifiable as a de Vogüé wine, but it spoke just as eloquently of Musigny. It’s a cuvée that always tastes spectacular from barrel, so it’s wonderful to see it living up to expectations in bottle.”
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2065