Good red-ruby. Complex, soil-inflected aromas of raspberry, blackberry, minerals, rose petal, violet, smoked meat and espresso. Very sweet on entry, then wonderfully concentrated, densely packed and broad, with superb precision and verve. The impression of strong soil character and thorough ripeness carries through to the very long finish, which features fine tannins and a mineral firmness. Potentially great. Yes, Philippe actually showed me this beauty after the Clos Vougeot but before four other grand crus.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97
The complexity of aromas is so exciting here with smoke, tar, meat and hints of flowers, too. Plenty of fruit. Full-bodied, layered, tannic and powerful. Muscular. Needs five to six years to soften.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
The floral 2002 Musigny came across as high-toned, tightly-wound, and appeared colder than any of the others (yet was at the same temperature). Possibly caught on a bad day, it displayed appealingly juicy and pure red as well as black fruit flavors yet was firm and acidic. In fairness, readers should know that Mme. Jobard was taken aback by how it performed, stating she'd never witnessed it acting in this manner. Judgment reserved.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Burghound | Rating: 94
The highly expressive and spicy nose mixes both primary and second fruit characters with those of Asian-style spice and floral elements. The velvety, concentrated and magnificently rich flavors possess plenty of minerality as well as displays focused power on the superly persistent finale. This exceptionally elegant effort positively oozes class and breed and while this is still positively developing, it's not so far away that it couldn't be enjoyed now if desired. Stylistically speaking, this is text book Musigny.