Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé 1er cru, Chambolle-Musigny
If we can be so bold, this is baby Musigny.
The Pinot Noir for this wine is sourced from the Grand Cru of Le Musigny that does not yet meet the Grand Cru classification threshold, the vines are 10-25 years old. So, it curiously doesn’t have any Premier Cru fruit. Made using 25% new oak and typically shows and outstanding freshness.
From ‘young’ vines (10-25 years old) in Le Musigny. 25% new oak in 2016.
Very silky, slinky nose – almost suggestive of the swish of a satin negligee. Firm and fresh again with some blackcurrant savour plus some sweet overlay. Great zest and energy. Real punch. Very intense, and wonderfully long and vibrant.
17.5 points, Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, November 2017.
Since 1995, de Vogüé's Chambolle premier cru has been produced from vines in Musigny which are less than 25 years old. The 2016 is an excellent example, leaping from the glass with pretty notes of raspberry, red cherry, potpourri and orange rind. On the palate it is vibrant, taut and concentrated, with nice energy, a juicy core of fruit, and a fine-grained chassis of tannins which asserts itself on the finish.
92 points, William Kelley, Decanter, October 2017.
(20% new oak): Healthy dark red. Deeper and darker on the nose than the village Chambolle, offering scents of black raspberry and smoky minerality. Denser and richer too, but still with a slight sour edge to its youthfully medicinal flavours of candied red berries, cherry and liquorice. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. Plenty of intensity here but not at all a relaxed style, no doubt due to the very low crop level.
89-91 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, January 2018.
This is also ultra-fresh, cool and airy with restrained aromas that are composed of notes of dark currant, blueberry, lavender, violet and a wisp of spice. There is once again excellent punch and detail to the wonderfully vibrant medium-bodied flavours that exude evident minerality on the focused and chiselled finish that delivers first-rate persistence. This elegant effort is a combination of finesse and punch. Outstanding.
93 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).