Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2016
The 2016 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru 'Cuvee Vieilles Vignes' is a magnificent expression of the prestigious Musigny vineyard. This exceptional wine displays a complex bouquet of ripe red fruits, earthy undertones, and delicate floral hints. Its powerful yet elegant palate is marked by a silky texture, layered flavors, and a refined finish. As a testament to its potential for aging, this extraordinary wine will continue to evolve and delight for years to come, making it a must-have for collectors and Burgundy enthusiasts.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The 2016 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru was damaged 70% by the frost: a significant proportion of the entire Grand Cru given that Comte de Vogüé owns most of it. Matured in 30% new oak, it has a broody bouquet that is not as immediate as the Bonnes Mares at the moment, in fact, you would think there is a small amount of stem addition even though there is nary a stem. The word that springs to mind nosing this Musigny is “rocky,” maybe basalt? The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is plenty of blackberry and wild strawberry fruit infused with minerals that segue into a strict and correct finish that leaves you with a persistent stony aftertaste. It is more of a cerebral than sensual Musigny, one that will require eight to ten years in bottle. I was not quite captured by this Musigny but I suspect that it will show better once in bottle.