Burghound | Rating: 97A gorgeously spicy nose is comprised of liqueur-like dark berry fruit scents that also display plenty of floral influence that includes notes of lavender, violet and, somewhat curiously, honeysuckle. There is outstanding concentration and punch to the seductively textured and marvelously intense big-bodied flavors that are borderline robust as the supporting tannins are dense but refined. I really like the Zen-like sense of harmony to the explosively long finish that really stains the palate. In a word, terrific.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vogue has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this blossoming and the other becoming more occluded. De Vogue's Musigny is unashamedly floral in style, very elegant and yet delineated. There is a noticeable estuary scents, mudflats and seaweed, that begin to permeate the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, wonderful acidity and succinctly integrated new oak that is barely tangible. It is intense but elegant, long and tender in the mouth. It is a fabulous Musigny, one of the best that the domaine has produced in recent years.Author: Neal Martin
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98Very dark, bright red-ruby. Outstanding lift to the aromas of blueberry, licorice and violet. Silky yet taut on entry, then locked up tight in the middle, hinting at dark fruits and crushed rock. There's no easy sweetness today, but this backward wine already shows great palate-staining intensity. The explosive finish features noble tannins, a hint of bitter chocolate and uncanny lingering sweetness. This potentially great 2012 conveys a powerful impression of solidity.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2014
See other similar producers:Domaine Gerard Raphet,Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret,Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 395 bottles owned
- 46 collectors