The Chambolle village is a lovely effort. Slightly reduced on the nose, but still bursting with pure red and dark fruit – crisp with a lovely minerality. On the palate intense for this level with a transparent and vibrant fruit and a lovely energy. A very charming village Chambolle in the making.
The Chambolle 1er cru is a step up in quality (made 100% from young vines on the Musigny vineyard). In the bouquet lovely red and dark candied fruit – infused with a lovely intense minerality. On the palate layers of crisp fruit – a lovely energy and tension – with a strong but refined backbone from the great Musigny terroir. Love the floral expression of the Musigny terroir – the positive energy and the balance – a gorgeous wine.
(Drink from 2024) – Fine+ (92 – 93p) – Tasted 13/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares is darker as usual – but with a surprisingly vibrant energy. In the bouquet layers of red and dark fruit – blackberries, pomegranate and red forest berries, spiced with a lovely earthy minerality. It’s intense, pure and transparent with a vibrant energy. The fruit is weighty but still expressive with a lovely tension between the red fruit and the quite firm tannins and the fine acidity. One of the best Bonnes Mares I have tasted from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – a gorgeous wine.… Read the full article →
The Amoureuses is truly gorgeous with a fantastic vibrant energy and tension. In the bouquet layers of red and dark fruit – blackberries, pomegranate and red forest berries, spiced with white peppar and a lovely crunchy minerality. It’s cool, pure and transparent with a vibrant energy and a very refined expression of the terroir. One of the best Les Amoureuses I have tasted from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – a truly delightful wine.
(Drink from 2026) – Very Fine+ (94 – 95p) – Tasted 13/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2012 is a masterpiece. The bouquet is is bursting with layers of pure and crisp pinot fruit – notes of blueberries, red cherries, pomegranate – infused with the multidimensional minerality of the Musigny terroir. On the palate layers of rich and almost velvet fruit – pure, crisp and transparent – it’s very expressive and energetic, and the fruit is perfectly supported by the very intense filigree minerality. It’s perfectly balanced and forward, with a lot of vibrant energy – a great Musigny in the making – a brilliant wine.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle 1er cru 1999 from Vogue is starting to show the full potential. Lovely complex nose, red and darker berries, sous-bois, mushrooms and a quite intense display of Chambolle terroir. On the palate approchable with a refined and quite rich fruit – very harmonius with a intense and firm mineralic backbone. Starting out slightly edgy in the finish … but after one hour in the glass it starts to resolve and show even more refinement and complexity. A very fine and gorgeous “junior” Musigny … need 5 to 8 years to unfold completely.… Read the full article →
The Musigny is a big step up in all dimensions. The nose is bursting with layers of pure and vibrant fruit – pomegranate and forest berries – infused with a deep and intense minerality. It’s very pure, filigree and refined. On the palate layers of intense and energetic fruit – powerful but still very airy and refined – with a very strong mineralic backbone. The finish is very long and mineral driven. Love the tension and energy – a classic Musigny – a gorgeous wine.… Read the full article →
I love this terroir – so I might be a bit biased here. The 2012 Amoureuses offer a truly lovely floral and mineralic nose – with layers of crisp red fruit – and a delicate and complex expression of terroir. On the palate very filigree and refined, with a juicy fruit on the midpalate and a beautiful underlying minerality and fresh acidity. Adore the energy and vibrancy of this wine – eureka!
(Drink from 2025) – Very Fine+ (94 – 95p) – Tasted 12/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares is quite a big step up in weight from the Amoureuses. In the nose layers of dark and red fruit with a deep partly earthy minerality – is a combination of terres blanc and terres rouges terroir. On the palate rich and quite weighty fruit – effortless power – with a magnificent balance and very fine length. A textbook Bonnes Mares … and then some!
(Drink from 2027) – Very Fine+ (94 – 95p) – Tasted 12/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
Les Fuees 2012 from Mugnier is a step up in complexity from the village Chambolle. In the nose a slight reduction but also a gorgeous red airy fruit and a delicate Chambolle minerality. On the palate a very delicate balance and tension between the energetic fruit and the quite filigree minerality. Really love the expression of this wine – the essence of a true Chambolle terroir.
The Chambolle Les Amoureuses 2004 has entered a lovely matured stage. The bouquet offer a lovely complexity with red and dark fruits – notes of raspberries, elderberries and blueberries – spiced with a hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite rich matured fruit – juicy and expressive – with a lovely energy from the filigree minerality of this gorgeous terroir. It’s very refined and fruity for the vintage – no green notes or austerity in this lovely wine. A very graceful wine … love this terroir.… Read the full article →
The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1970 from Comte de Vogue is a rare treat and a lovely glass of mature Burgundy. In the nose rich and quite expressive red fruit with notes of sous-bois, tar and a hint of mushrooms. On the palate still quite ample fruit for this age – it’s quite juicy and fresh – build on a foundation of strong but refined minerality – a remarkable achievement in this quite average vintage. It is perhaps lacking a bit transparancy and focus compared with bigger vintages – but is drinking very well and offer true pinot pleasure.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle 1er cru 2011 from Vogue is a lovely display of Chambolle minerality. It’s made from young vines – below 25 years – on the Musigny grand cru vineyard – and this origin gives a special wine. It has some of the muscular minerality of the Musigny, but lack some off the weight, focus and power due to the young age of the vines. In the bouquet lovely red fruit – strawberries, raspberries and pomegranate – displayed with a lovely intense minerality.… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares 2011 from Vogue is a well balanced effort. In the bouquet fine fruit – notes of blueberries, pomegranate and raspberries – darker than the other Vogue wines – with a deep eathy minerality. On the palate layers of rich almost dense fruit … perfectly balanced with a fine focus and length. Slightly more backward than the other 2011s from Vogue – but nevertheless a very fine Bonnes Mares.
The Amoureuses 2011 from Vogue is a gorgeous wine …. delicate, crisp and expressive. In the bouquet sweet and crisp jellied fruit – notes of pomegranate and red forest berries – supported by a intense but filligree minerality. On the palate layers of vibrant red fruit – quite lightfooted – but still very intense with a long mineralic finish. Love the mineralic tension and nerve in this wine. It’s very expressive and forward for a young Amourreuses from Vogue – a very charming wine – love af first sight.… Read the full article →
The Bourgogne Blanc 2011 from Comte de Vogue is showing beautifully. In the bouquet lovely pure and crisp white fruit – with notes of acacia flower, pear and a quite intense citrus infused minerality. On the palate quite rich fruit supported by a crisp acidity and the slightly edgy but filigree minerality of the big Musigny terroir. The harmonious and fruity vintage really suits the powerful terroir – producing a lovely crisp mineral driven wine – with a lovely pure fruit supported and balanced perfectly by the discrete oak.… Read the full article →