2011 was a good vintage with a mild spring and a dry warm autumn producing concentrated fruit with good acidity. The 2011 is elegant with ripe berry fruits and spicy floral perfume. Rich and opulent with an abundance of tannin and extract, it reveals ever more complex layers of perfume, and fruit in the glass. Drink 2018-2030+
Red: its colour is ruby, shading towards the darker tones of magenta and purple. Its bouquet is redolent of animal, spice notes, underbrush, and prune, evolving with age towards musk, leather, fur and mushroom. When young, its aromas suggest rose, violet and fresh cherry. On the palate, there is a heightened attack and an agreeable balance between supple tannins and fully-rounded flavour. The dense texture and tight grain of these wines fully open after 4-5 years in the cellar.
While members of the Mongeard family have been in Vosne-Romanée since 1620, it was the marriage of Eugène Mongeard to Edmée Mugneret in the 1920s that brought together vineyards from both families. Even then, the fruit was sold to producers such as Marquis d'Angerville and Henri Gouges and it was on Henri Gouge's advice that, in 1945, Eugène and Edmée's son Jean began estate-bottling the wine for the first time and releasing them commercially under the name Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret. Today, this large and important domaine is run by their grandson, Vincent Mongeard.
With approximately 30 hectares, spread over 35 different appellations including prized parcels including a great assortment of Grand Crus such as Échézeaux, Vougeot, Grands- Échézeaux and Richebourg, not to mention 10 premier crus in both the Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune, this is an excellent source for well-priced, top end burgundies that have excellent concentration and drink well in their youth but also have the structure and stuffing to age extremely well too.