Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Richebourg 2011

The Richebourg 2011 from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is fulfilling the promise it showed from cask – its an expressive firework of Vosne spices and minerality. The bouquet is still very extrovert with refined cool red and black fruits – bursting with Vosne spices, minerality and currently a sligthly flamboyant hint of toasted oak. The palate offer powerful and energetic juicy fruit – focused by a framework of quite vibrant acidity and a almost mind-blowing display of minerality. The finish is long and very persistent – expressive is in this case an understatement. A magnificent effort for the vintage .. love the energy and extrovert exuberantness.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink From 2030) – Outstanding+ – (96p) – Tasted 24/09/2014


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Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2002

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.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2020) – Outstanding+ – (96 – 97p) – Tasted 20/09/2014


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Terroir Insight: Domaine Jacques Prieur Musigny

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!

Photo: Google Street View from the road above Clos de Vougeot.

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La Combe d’Orveau – village, 1er cru and a part of Musigny

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

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