Wine Spectator | Rating: 86Very ripe though nicely spicy aromas of heavy sous bois and that old funky character that certain ultra-ripe burgs can display with age leading to tannic, robust, decently complex flavors and a short finish. There isn't much nuance or grace here though that is true of most '76s at this point. In short, a perfectly good but not distinguished example. Drink up sooner than later before the drying tannins begin to dominate the finish. Consistent notes.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 4th Quarter, 2006
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93While not an ardent admirer of the domaine's wines during the 1970s, the 1976 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru showed very well when encountered in Burgundy. Showing commensurate bricking on the rim for its age, it has a sense of warmth on the nose (vestiges of that mercilessly hot summer), with warm bricks/terracotta intermingling with decayed red fruit, tobacco and undergrowth. The palate was fresher than I expected and displayed more finesse than some of the more lauded wines of the 1980s. I liked the balance and harmony on display, the roundness on the sensual, old-fashioned but engaging finish. It is simply a lovely old Musigny. Tasted June 2017.Author: Neal Martin
Wine Spectator | Rating: 86No tasting notes!
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Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
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