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Bouchard Meursault Charmes 1er 2004

Fermentation and maturing in oak barrels from France. Elegant aromas on the nose. Round and silky on the palate, this wine is very charming. Good ageing potential.

Estate grown, produced and bottled by Bouchard Père & Fils
Classification : Premier Cru
Location : Meursault - Côte de Beaune - Côte d’Or
Grape variety : 100% Chardonnay
Soil : Stony, clay and limestone with iron traces

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Bouchard Meursault Genevrieres 1er 2011

Bouchard picked from 29th August to 10th September in 2011 and Philippe Prost, his head winemaker, thinks that there is a clear stylistic difference in 2011 between the up slope wines which are in a modern, fruit forward style, and the denser, more structured lower slope bottlings. Either way, the key was to avoid green tannins and to limit new oak: 20-25% for lesser Premier Crus, 30-50% for senior versions and a maximum 65% for Grand Cru of either colour.

Philippe Prost, Bouchard's winemaker, noted that 2011 was a vintage that initially had us "thinking that we might have another 2003 on our hands but a wet and sunless July and first half of August eventually changed those ideas. We began picking the chardonnay on the 1st of September and because we had almost no rot pressure, we could pick what we wanted when we wanted. And if it was necessary to wait a day before restarting, we elected to do so. This is expensive but worth it if you're really after the optimum ripeness. The fruit was really very clean with good ripeness levels as well as good sugars that averaged between 12.5 and 13.5% in terms of potential alcohols. In most cases the 2011s don't have the same acid levels as did the 2010s though interestingly there was almost no difference at the grand cru level. In one change relative to what we typically do, we completely destemmed the chardonnay before it was pressed because the stems were extremely bitter in 2011 and we obviously wanted to avoid that. We also dialed back the amount of new wood and for the whites in 2011 it averaged only about 10%. In terms of quality between the 'big three' [this is to say Meursault, Puligny and Chassagne] there is really almost no difference. If there is a surprise it's at the regional level as the quality is excellent." I found the quality of the Bouchard 2011 whites to be very good to excellent when considered in the context of the vintage. Note that Bouchard continues to bottle all of its whites under the agglomerate cork called Diam, which is guaranteed by the manufacturer to be TCA-free.

Tasting note: This is just as aromatically pure as the Goutte d'Or but with just a bit more elegance to the pear and green apple scents along with the hallmark spiciness of a fine Genevrières. There is really lovely intensity to the delineated, energetic and mineral-inflected flavors that also exude a saline character on the impressively long, balanced and stylish finish. Good stuff here and worth considering. Score: 92 Points; Tasted: Jun 11, 2013 Drink: 2017+ Issue: 51 Outstanding Allen Meadows; Burghound
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Bouchard Meursault Les Gouttes D'or 1er 2006

A subtly exotic and mildly spiced nose that mixes ripe yellow fruit aromas trimmed in just a bit of pain grillé that give way to rich, tautly muscled and powerful flavors that possess ample mid-palate concentration and plenty of dry extract that confers a textured character to the serious and admirably long finish. Also recommended. Tasted: Jul 01, 2008 Score: 92 Drink: 2012+ Comments: Outstanding! Issue 31 Allen Meadows; Burghound

Philippe Prost, Bouchard's winemaker, repeated that the "new cuvérie is a godsend in terms of being able to analyze quickly and efficiently what we are bringing in as well as to separate out specific parcels within vineyards and then include them or not later as each cuvée merits. We now can also move grapes, must and wine around with zero pumping, which is especially important with grapes as now we don't break the seeds, which in some vintages is critical because they're not always ripe and as such, they can be the source of bitterness. This was especially important in 2006 and 2007 whereas 2005 wasn't really as much of a test because the raw materials turned out to be much more robust and tolerant. In terms of the growing season, you really had to wait for phenolic maturity in the reds whereas it was important to harvest the whites early. In fact, it's interesting to note that for the first time since 1989, we started harvesting the whites before the reds! We began picking on September 18th for the chardonnay as it was easy to have surmaturité. The fruit was harvested under cool conditions and we had good if not truly exceptional cleanliness and relatively high sugars in chardonnay that mostly ranged between 13.5 and 14%. In retrospect, I am very happy that we got the whites in early because rot was a potential looming problem and the acidities were falling rapidly so by starting when we did we were able to avoid both problems. Yields were all over the place with some vineyards being relatively normal but others were low. As to the wines themselves, while there is no perfect parallel, I might compare the 2006 whites to the 2000s as they're similar in style." Prost went on to note that the '06s were bottled earlier than normal because they were taking up their wood quickly and in both colors and thus the decision was made that there was no point in risking the wines drying out in barrel. The quality of the Bouchard '06 whites is certainly very good to excellent and while the reds can't match the '05s, the '06 whites are every bit as good as their '05 counterparts though I hasten to point out that they possess very different personalities.

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Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 1er 2006

A stunningly pure and elegant nose of gorgeously scented white rose and green apple that also offers up subtle stone notes that continue onto the brilliantly delineated and almost pungently mineral middle weight flavors that are a study in class, subtlety and grace. There is an intensity and refinement here that allow everything to remain in perfect proportion on the chiseled and crystalline finish. A 'wow' wine. Tasted: Jul 01, 2008 Score: 94 Drink: 2013+ Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding! Issue 31 Allen Meadows; Burghound

Philippe Prost, Bouchard's winemaker, repeated that the "new cuvérie is a godsend in terms of being able to analyze quickly and efficiently what we are bringing in as well as to separate out specific parcels within vineyards and then include them or not later as each cuvée merits. We now can also move grapes, must and wine around with zero pumping, which is especially important with grapes as now we don't break the seeds, which in some vintages is critical because they're not always ripe and as such, they can be the source of bitterness. This was especially important in 2006 and 2007 whereas 2005 wasn't really as much of a test because the raw materials turned out to be much more robust and tolerant. In terms of the growing season, you really had to wait for phenolic maturity in the reds whereas it was important to harvest the whites early. In fact, it's interesting to note that for the first time since 1989, we started harvesting the whites before the reds! We began picking on September 18th for the chardonnay as it was easy to have surmaturité. The fruit was harvested under cool conditions and we had good if not truly exceptional cleanliness and relatively high sugars in chardonnay that mostly ranged between 13.5 and 14%. In retrospect, I am very happy that we got the whites in early because rot was a potential looming problem and the acidities were falling rapidly so by starting when we did we were able to avoid both problems. Yields were all over the place with some vineyards being relatively normal but others were low. As to the wines themselves, while there is no perfect parallel, I might compare the 2006 whites to the 2000s as they're similar in style." Prost went on to note that the '06s were bottled earlier than normal because they were taking up their wood quickly and in both colors and thus the decision was made that there was no point in risking the wines drying out in barrel. The quality of the Bouchard '06 whites is certainly very good to excellent and while the reds can't match the '05s, the '06 whites are every bit as good as their '05 counterparts though I hasten to point out that they possess very different personalities.

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Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 1er 2009

A ripe yet airy and quite cool nose of indisputable class reflects notes of citrus, stone and white flowers that serve as a graceful preface for the intensely mineral driven, tension-filled and chiseled flavors that possess sneaky power and outstanding length. There is notably more acidity here than in the Genevrières and better persistence as well. (91-94)/2016+ Allen Meadows; Burghound

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Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 1er 2010

From three separate plots covering different parts of the Perrières vineyard. There is a touch of honey alongside some apple compôte notes, while the wine in the mouth starts full and fleshy but finishes on lively minerals. Complete and complex. Jasper Morris MW

Philippe Prost, long-time winemaker at Bouchard Père & Fils, is less flamboyant than his veteran opposite number at Jadot, but he still has firm opinions and he knows the detail of all his vineyard sites inside out. He clearly prefers his 2010 whites to the previous vintage, though we rather liked those too, while the fresh finish of the vintage has brought his excellent 2010 reds to life.
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Bouchard Monthelie Clos les Champs Fulliot 1er 2004

Bouchard Monthélie Clos les Champs Fulliot is a perfectly situated vineyard sitting half-way up the slope with a south-easterly aspect. Tended by a grower who nurutures the vines right up until harvest and beyond, is also harvested according the the cycles of nature. Bordered by the famous appellation of Volnay, the Monthélie Pinot Noir has a complex bouquet of reb berry fruit and is finely perfumed on the palate. A wine that will age gracefully for many, many years.

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Bouchard Monthelie Clos les Champs Fulliot 1er 2007

A subtle touch of wood frames a notbaly ripe nose of red cherries and cassis that merges into rich, delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that are supported by finer tannin and slightly better overall phenolic ripeness. This is quite a nice effort and worth a look. Vintage: 2007 Score: 88-91 points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

Bouchard Monthélie Clos les Champs Fulliot is a perfectly situated vineyard sitting half-way up the slope with a south-easterly aspect. Tended by a grower who nurutures the vines right up until harvest and beyond, is also harvested according the the cycles of nature. Bordered by the famous appellation of Volnay, the Monthélie Pinot Noir has a complex bouquet of reb berry fruit and is finely perfumed on the palate. A wine that will age gracefully for many, many years.
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Bouchard Monthelie Les Duresses 1er 2002

Wine Advocate #153 (Jun 2004)  Pierre Rovani (87-89) points  Drink 2006-2011; The 2002 Monthelie Les Duresses (domaine) explodes from the glass with loads of intensely sweet black cherries. Medium-bodied and displaying copious quantities of jammy dark fruits, this is a well-structured wine for drinking between 2006 and 2011.more
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Bouchard Volnay Clos des Chenes 1er 2006

A slightly riper nose features a violet floral nose along with blue and red pinot fruit that precedes very rich and relatively powerful medium plus-bodied flavors that offer excellent volume and ample mouth coating sap and while the finish is not as precise, there is perhaps even better overall depth. A choice. Tasted: Apr 01, 2008 Score: 91 Drink: 2014+ Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding! Issue 30 Allen Meadows; Burghound

Philippe Prost, Bouchard's winemaker, repeated that the "new cuvérie is a godsend in terms of being able to analyze quickly and efficiently what we are bringing in as well as to separate out specific parcels within vineyards and then include them or not later as each cuvée merits. We now can also move grapes, must and wine around with zero pumping, which is especially important with grapes as now we don't break the seeds, which in some vintages is critical because they're not always ripe and as such, they can be the source of bitterness. This was especially important in 2006 and 2007 whereas 2005 wasn't really as much of a test because the raw materials turned out to be much more robust and tolerant. In terms of the growing season, you really had to wait for phenolic maturity in the reds whereas it was important to harvest the whites early. In fact, it's interesting to note that for the first time since 1989, we started harvesting the whites before the reds! We began picking on September 18th for the chardonnay as it was easy to have surmaturité. The fruit was harvested under cool conditions and we had good if not truly exceptional cleanliness and relatively high sugars in chardonnay that mostly ranged between 13.5 and 14%. In retrospect, I am very happy that we got the whites in early because rot was a potential looming problem and the acidities were falling rapidly so by starting when we did we were able to avoid both problems. Yields were all over the place with some vineyards being relatively normal but others were low. As to the wines themselves, while there is no perfect parallel, I might compare the 2006 whites to the 2000s as they're similar in style." Prost went on to note that the '06s were bottled earlier than normal because they were taking up their wood quickly and in both colors and thus the decision was made that there was no point in risking the wines drying out in barrel. The quality of the Bouchard '06 whites is certainly very good to excellent and while the reds can't match the '05s, the '06 whites are every bit as good as their '05 counterparts though I hasten to point out that they possess very different personalities.

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Bouley Pommard 2010

An exceptionally fresh nose of cool raspberry, dark cherry and earth hints merge seamlessly into rich full-bodied flavours that possess good muscle and excellent volume while evidencing lovely mineral hints on the moderately firm and youthfully austere finish. This is a classic Pommard with robust power, particularly for a villages level wine. 89-91/2018+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Bouley Volnay 2010

This offers a big step up in both aromatic complexity as well as elegance with its cool red berry fruit nose replete with violet and anise hints. There is good richness and fine volume with ample mid-palate concentration to the refined middle weight flavours as the supporting tannins possess a very fine grain, all wrapped in a balanced, intense and solidly long finish. There is a touch of youthful austerity but I suspect that the backend will flesh out relatively quickly. 88-91/2016+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Bruno Colin Chassagne Montrachet En Remilly 1er 2011

Bruno Colin described 2011 as a "very good vintage with correct maturities. We began picking on the 1st of September and brought in clean fruit that required almost no sorting. Sugars were also correct and the fruit was easy to vinify. As to the wines, what I like the most is how clear the underlying terroir is and I would compare the style to a les austere version of 2010." I am in agreement with Colin's take on his wines in that they are correct and in line with the general quality of the vintage. 

Note: from 50+ year old vines: Pronounced reduction completely dominates the nose at present. There is a really lovely sense of refinement to the stony, intense and solidly well-concentrated medium weight flavors that exude a distinct saline note on the wonderfully long and complex finish. This should reward up to a decade of cellaring but be approachable after only 4 to 5. Score: 90-92 Tasted: Jun 11, 2013 Drink: 2018+ Issue: 51 Outstanding  Allen Meadows; Burghound
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Bruno Colin Puligny Montrachet La Truffiere 1er 2011

A gorgeous nose of various floral components, citrus, spice and wet stone introduces rich and voluminous medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding intensity and detail. There is a wonderfully classy mouth feel to the saline-infused, persistent and striking complex finish that goes on and on. This should be terrific if allowed sufficient time. Score: 91-93 Tasted: Jun 11, 2013 Drink: 2019+ Issue: 51 Outstanding  Allen Meadows; Burghound

Bruno Colin described 2011 as a "very good vintage with correct maturities. We began picking on the 1st of September and brought in clean fruit that required almost no sorting. Sugars were also correct and the fruit was easy to vinify. As to the wines, what I like the most is how clear the underlying terroir is and I would compare the style to a les austere version of 2010." I am in agreement with Colin's take on his wines in that they are correct and in line with the general quality of the vintage. 

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Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er 2011

As he did in 2010, Benjamin Leroux enthusiastically endorsed the 2011 vintage by saying that he "loves it. 2011 doesn't offer the consistency of either 2009 or 2010 but when the '11s are good, they are excellent. The growing season started very early and it actually closely parallels the 2007 season. The flowering occurred remarkably early, which is to say on the 8th of May and we enjoyed lots of sunshine until the middle of July and then things went to hell. We started picking the whites on the 29th of August and the reds on the 31st. The pinot was definitely ripe and we had very good sugars that ranged between 12.5 to 13% and I chaptalized only a few tenths with the goal of prolonging the fermentations rather than actually adding any alcohol as what we had naturally is more than sufficient for the style of wine I wish to make. There wasn't much sorting required as the rot pressure was really pretty mild. I used a bit of whole clusters in the Volnay and the Frémiets but otherwise the fruit was completely destemmed. I am really very happy with the quality of my 2011s and if you were to take the last 10 years and rank order them in terms of quality, I would definitely put 2011 in the top 5." While it's not necessarily the case for every wine in the range I would suggest to readers that Leroux definitely outperformed the general quality of the 2011 vintage. Note that reviews for Leroux's négociant operation are included below. 

Note: the 5+ ha Clos is composed of approximately 80% Petits Epenots and 20% Grands Epenots; the vine ages run from 18 to 75+ years of age; as is typically the case here, the 2011 Clos des Epeneaux is segregated into several different cuvées based on vineyard location and will then be blended in varying proportions. The tasting note that follows is based upon a sample that should reasonably resemble the final blend. Not surprisingly, the nose is similar to that of the Pommard "1er" though it's more complex with a perfumed character to the distinctly earth-inflected red currant, blue berry and plum aromas. There is good power and plenty of punch to the broad-shouldered and muscular medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the perfectly balanced and highly persistent finish. This is really very impressive and while it's not quite at the same level as the 2010 version, it's a more than worthy successor. Score: 92-94 Tasted: Apr 15, 2013 Drink: 2023+ Issue: 50 Sweet spot Outstanding Allen Meadows; Burghound
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Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2005

An even riper but not surmature nose that is less elegant and aromatically complex, at least at present, features brooding aromas of black and blue berry plus black cherry and violets nuanced by hints of spice and warm earth merge into big, powerful and well-muscled flavors underpinned by impressive mid-palate concentration and dense but fine tannins, all wrapped in a dazzling long finish that is perfectly balanced. This will clearly require time to unfold but the raw material is indisputably here and like the Musigny, this is built for the very long haul. Tasted: Jan 01, 2008 Score: 95 Drink: 2020+ Issue 29 Allen Meadows

The always thoughtful enologist François Millet called 2005 a "very expressive vintage as the wines are already singing. The growing season was very dry which concentrated the berries as well as the phenolic maturity resulting in very impressive dry extract to liquid ratios. While it's hard to believe, there was not a lot of juice and the wines are almost as dense as they were in 2003. But it was of course much cooler which helped to preserve acidity and the pHs reflect it. The growing season wasn't 100% perfect as we suffered a bit of hail damage but it was so early on that it was more a question of quality than quantity. The harvest took place under ideal conditions and we brought in across all of our appellations about 30 hl/ha with excellent sugars that ranged between 13 and 13.5%. The aromas are very ripe but the acidity helps to keep them fresh and lends real vibrancy to the wines. One of the aspects that I very much like is that the aromas also are quite floral, which adds another element of aromatic complexity. Overall the '05s are big and powerful wines but they do not lack for elegance. The skins were so thick that I was actually afraid of making overly powerful and inelegant wines but happily, in my view they are very well balanced and should age well." While the de Vogüé '05s are clearly incredible wines, I can't say enough good things about how good their '04s have turned out. Indeed if an entire group of wines is considered, then the de Vogüé '04s would be on my very, very short list of candidates for wines of the vintage.

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Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006

This too is quite restrained with almost exclusively red berry fruit and intense floral aromas that are high-toned and pure while complementing the supple, textured, dusty and extremely precise flavors that exude a quiet power on the brooding and linear finish that delivers outstanding length. This will require every bit of a decade to resolve the very firm structure. Tasted: Jan 01, 2008 Score: 90-93 Drink: 2016+ Issue 29 Allen Meadows; Burghound

The always thoughtful enologist François Millet called 2006 a "very seductive vintage. The wines all have concentrated extract of fruit noses and a beguiling freshness which when coupled with the excellent depth make for some very attractive wines, especially since the flavors are simultaneously frank and generous. The growing season was up and down as July was hotter than it was in 2003 yet that was rapidly replaced but a cool and wet August, which delayed maturities as much as July advanced them. September was quite warm as well with a vent du sud (south wind) drying out the vineyards and concentrating the berries. We began picking on September 21st and really didn't have any more sorting working than is typical here. Sugars were quite strong at between 12 and 13% and as the numbers suggest, the grapes really had no problems getting ripe. Overall, 2006 is a lovely vintage that will age more rapidly than the more structured, powerful and substantial 2005s." And speaking of the de Vogüé '05s, as my scores last year suggested, they truly are magnificent wines, fulfilling in bottle all of the promise they displayed from cask. And yes, the Musigny is potentially the greatest vintage for this fabled wine since at least the 1993 and in my view, probably the 1949, which obviously is a bold statement but I can't think of another one that rivals the '05. Time will tell of course and it's best to remain modest when predicting greatness in the young but if you see it at a price that looks attractive, I wouldn't give it much thought but just buy it. For what it's worth, there are more than 50 vintages reviewed of this wine in the database and very few come close.

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Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2009

From a 2.7 ha parcel situated entirely in terres rouges soil in the south-west portion of the vineyard). A ripe nose of kirsch, spice and earth plus an herbal hint that is also picked up by the powerful and tautly muscled broadshouldered flavors that possess buckets of extract that buffer the very firm tannins that impart a dusty texture on the superbly long finish. This should be great in time but note that plenty of time will be necessary. (92-94)/2024+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2010

Not unexpectedly here the brooding and somber nose is completely different with a much greater emphasis on earth and smoked tea nuances on the darker hued fruit that includes cassis and black raspberry. The rich, powerful and impressively concentrated large-scaled flavors exhibit a sleek muscularity on the pure, balanced and gorgeously long finish. Like most of these 2010s, there is a serenity present here that allows the wines to unfold elegantly and coherently. This is forceful wine yet it delivers that power with no sense of weight or heaviness. Tasted: Jan 10, 2012; Score: 92-95 Points; Drink: 2025+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1er 2010

This is compositionally similar to the villages but here there is notably better complexity and much more spice. The supple, pure and attractive energetic flavors possess very solid mid-palate density yet the mouth feel is really quite lacy while terminating in a harmonious, dusty and seriously persistent finish. This strongly mineral-driven effort is wonderfully poised, indeed it's Zen-like. Tasted: Jan 10, 2012; Score: 90-93 Points; Drink: 2020+ Comments: Outstanding; Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 2009

From vines in the southwest portion of the village and includes some declassified 1ers from Les Baudes and Fuées). A beautifully layered nose speaks of extract of red berry fruit, especially raspberries, before sliding gracefully into the rich, delicious and seductively textured flavors that possess a silky mouth feel and plenty of verve on the mineral-inflected and solidly persistent finish. Lovely and understated. (89-91)/2016+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 2010

A very fresh, cool and airy nose of primarily red currant and stone introduces detailed and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess refined tannins, all wrapped in a dusty, balanced and long finish. There is outstanding complexity and the 1ers in the blend contribute materially to the overall sophistication. Tasted: Jan 10, 2012; Score: 89-92 Points; Drink: 2018+ Comments: Outstanding; Issue 45; Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2006

This is also extremely floral with a nose that moderately resembles that of the Amoureuses as the airy, spicy and ripe mélange of red and blue pinot fruit displays really lovely violet and rose petal notes that are picked up by the minerally, intense and harmonious flavors that are beautifully proportioned and are blessed with ample amounts of dry extract on the essence of pinot and explosive, hugely long finish. This is almost exotic in character yet everything is in beautiful concordance. In a word, great. Tasted: Jan 01, 2008 Score: 93-96 Drink: 2018+ Comments: Don't miss! Issue 29 Allen Meadows; Burghound

The always thoughtful enologist François Millet called 2006 a "very seductive vintage. The wines all have concentrated extract of fruit noses and a beguiling freshness which when coupled with the excellent depth make for some very attractive wines, especially since the flavors are simultaneously frank and generous. The growing season was up and down as July was hotter than it was in 2003 yet that was rapidly replaced but a cool and wet August, which delayed maturities as much as July advanced them. September was quite warm as well with a vent du sud (south wind) drying out the vineyards and concentrating the berries. We began picking on September 21st and really didn't have any more sorting working than is typical here. Sugars were quite strong at between 12 and 13% and as the numbers suggest, the grapes really had no problems getting ripe. Overall, 2006 is a lovely vintage that will age more rapidly than the more structured, powerful and substantial 2005s." And speaking of the de Vogüé '05s, as my scores last year suggested, they truly are magnificent wines, fulfilling in bottle all of the promise they displayed from cask. And yes, the Musigny is potentially the greatest vintage for this fabled wine since at least the 1993 and in my view, probably the 1949, which obviously is a bold statement but I can't think of another one that rivals the '05. Time will tell of course and it's best to remain modest when predicting greatness in the young but if you see it at a price that looks attractive, I wouldn't give it much thought but just buy it. For what it's worth, there are more than 50 vintages reviewed of this wine in the database and very few come close.

 

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Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2010

A highly spiced and intensely floral nose evidences hints of violet, lilac and lavender along with notes of both red and black pinot fruit, earth and stone hints that continue onto the pure and silky broad-shouldered flavors that also possess a powerful yet almost delicate mouth feel. This is a very interesting wine as the dense tannins are so fine-grained that the palate impression is like the finest satin. The driving minerality adds another element and there is a palpable sense of energy to the balanced, focused and beautifully well-delineated finish that explodes with mouth coating dry extract. While certainly built to age, this will perhaps be ready before certain other recent vintages. Tasted: Jan 10, 2012; Score: 93-96 Points; Drink: 2025+ Comments: Don't miss! Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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Confuron-Cotetidot Chambolle Musigny 2011

From hillside fruit). A pretty, even perfumed nose of red currant, violet and spiced plum slides gracefully into appealingly vibrant, cool and reserved middle weight flavors that also evidence good minerality that continues onto the moderately austere and ever-so-slightly rustic finish. This is a bit atypical for the appellation. (88-90)/2019+ Allen Meadows; Burghoundmore
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