The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2002 from Vogüé is one of my favorite wines from this legendary estate. The bouquet offer vibrant red and darkberry fruit focused by crisp acidity and a gorgeous playful minerality … slightly closed but nevertheless showing well. On the palate excellent concentation for the vintage, very vibrant with a very energetic fruit and minerality .. quite lightfooted but with a quite intense and weighty backbone of mineral infused fruit. Not a dense and mighty wine … just so effortless, invigorating and delightful … love this wine.
The Musigny from Jacques Prieur is pretty special … as it’s produced on the vineyard Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d’Orveau.
Domaine Jacques Prieur has twice managed to get plots in La Combe d’Orveau promoted to Grand Crus status and included in the Mighty Musigny vineyard.
It’s perhaps not one of the best Musigny produced .. but the history of the vineyard holdings is nevertheless quite intriguing. So lets take a terroir walkabout!
The Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d’Orveau is one of the hidden gems of Cote de Nuits. Only a few producers make wine from this slightly overlooked terroir and a part of of the climate is now a part of a “rather” well known grand cru. The grand cru is of course Musigny and the story about the expansion of Musigny is also the story about La Combe d’Orveau a terroir with at least partly grand cru potential.
Chambolle Musigny La Combe d’Orveau is devided in two sections – the 1er cru and grand cru climates located just above Clos de Vougeot on the slope just south of Les Petits Musigny and the village section located further west on the border between Flagey-Echezeaux and Chambolle-Musigny – see map below.
Update – with new info on the Jacques Prieure holdings
The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2011 from Vogue is a gorgeous effort – although slight closed now. In the bouquet transparent, cool and refined fruit – notes of raspberries, cherries and pomegranate – brought forward by a intense filigree minerality. On the palate layers of pure, crisp and vibrant fruit – quite firmly structured by the intense minerality of the Musigny terroir. Love the terroir expression and the pure cool fruit – a outstandingly delightful Musigny in the making.