Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny
The Pinot Noir is sourced from the villages vineyard of ‘Les Porlottes,’ and declassified fruit from the Premier Crus of ’Les Baudes’ and of ‘Les Fuées’ in Chambolle-Musigny.
"This is only the ‘basic’ Chambolle from de Vogüé, but the estate made such an impressive array of wines in 2017 that it's well worth seeking out. Deeply coloured for a 2017, this old-vine village red shows François Millet's mastery of the vintage. It's vibrant, precise and deftly oaked, with 15% new wood and a crunchy red cherry and raspberry finish."
93 points, Decanter (November 2018)
"From 2 ha (nearly 5 acres), including >1 ha of upslope village vineyard and 0.1 ha (a quarter of an acre) each of premier cru blocks Les Fuées and Les Baudes. Racked twice cask to cask. Frosted in 2016 so higher yields and more green harvest needed – unusually. Almost had frost on the same day in 2017. Very warm May, hence earlier picking from 2 September. Nice warm dry summer, no rot. 15% new oak.
Both ripe and savoury on the nose. Very ripe but very fresh. Silky tannins with lovely fruit density. Deep fruited and so supple. Juicy and fresh."
16.5 points, jancisrobinson.com (November 2018)
"Saturated ruby-black in hue, the 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Village offers up aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, licorice, rose petal and expresso roast, subtly framed by new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and dense, with surprising reserves of fine-grained extract, succulent acids and an expansive finish. It's unusually rich and concentrated in the context of the vintage."
(89-91) points, Wine Advocate (February 2019)
"The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Village has a perfumed, intense bouquet of vivacious red berry fruit with a subtle undergrowth character. The palate is medium-bodied, offering firm tannin, darker fruit than some other growers’ Village Cru, good density, and a touch of spice toward the finish. It will deserve three to five years in bottle before that tannin loses its edges."
(88-90) points, Vinous (January 2019)
An attractively fresh and ultra-pure nose features notes of the pure essence of black cherry, cassis, spice and a whiff of violet. The succulent and impressively rich medium weight flavours exude a subtle minerality on the refined, balanced and refreshing finish. This relatively forward effort should drink well young. Oustanding.
89-91 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Alfred Hitchcock adored Burgundy, his cellar in Bel Air, Los Angeles contained a lot, but it was Chambolle-Musigny that was his favourite and that made up the majority of his collection.
Regarded as producing some of the most elegant wines in the Côte de Nuits, with rich concentration of fruit - though they tend to be a little lighter in colour. The village has two Grand Cru vineyards, Musigny which is rich and silky and Bonnes Mares (shared with Morey-St-Denis) which is firmer and broader, with impeccable ageing potential.
The wines of Chambolle are first and foremost models of elegance and finesse. They have a medium robe and a generous nose of raspberries, strawberry confit, violets, and underbrush. The palate is market by fine tannins and a soft mouthfeel. They are not very acidic but rather make an impression by their fleshiness. The Premier Cru are more concentrated and are often quite firm. Some of the grand cru are powerful and robust (Bonnes Mares), while others are supple, voluptuous, and distinguished (Musigny).