The Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 2000 is a very impressive effort for the vintage. The bouquet is very expressive with notes of red berry fruit, sous-bois and a fine Chambolle minerality. On the palate rich and quite lush red fruit – matured but still very fresh and vibrant. Quite intense and weighty for the vintage – with a good nerve and mineralic energy. The minerality is delicate but powerful – a classic Amoureuses. Lovely complexity now – but will improve with further cellaring – a truly beautiful 2000.… Read the full article →
Comte de Vogue
The 1990 Bonnes Mares from Vogue I finally coming around after more than a decade in deep sleep. The bouqet starts out with some slightly cheasy notes, but soon fall in to place with pure rather dark fruit – raspberries, sous bois, liquorice and tar – combined with the eathy minerality of the dark Bonnes Mares terroir. On the palate very pure red and dark berry fruit – it’s tight and linear, with a impressive intensity, length and focus. This is a serious quite old school Burgundy … with a somewhat austere expression currently.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle-Musigny village 1999 from Vogue is slowly but surely starting to show more expressive matured notes. In the bouquet more and more red fruits – raspberries with hints of sweet strawberries and gooseberries – still some tar and dark notes in the nose. On the palate fresh and quite crisp red fruit – juicy and with a remarkable good acidity for the vintage. Love the fine expression of Chambolle minerality – and the midpalate concentration is quite impressive for this level.… Read the full article →
The 2006 Musigny Vieilles Vignes from Comte de Vogue is surprisingly open and accessible. In the bouquet cherries, raspberries with hints of red current, violets and rose petals. Offering lovely complexity and is beautifully focused by the fine minerality. On the palate very airy and openly knit fruit – fine midpalate concentration – elegant rather than dense. The lovely red pint fruit has a very good energy and is very harmonious – with a long, precise mineral driven finish. Is open – but still young – need at least 8 to 10 years of cellaring to show matured notes.… Read the full article →
The Musigny 2011 from Vogue is now showing it’s true colors. In the bouquet fine red fruit, with notes of strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate – spiced with hints of peony rose and cinnamon. On the palate more power and weigth than the Bonnes Mares with layers of fruit and minerality. The fruit is juicy and possess a fine zappy energy. Impressive length and balance. A elegant Musigny in the making!
The Amoureuses 2011 from Vogue shows very delicate red jellied fruits and intense minerality. In the nose strawberries, pomegranate, raspberries with a lovely minerality – hints of peppar and rose petals. On the palate quite delicate red fruits and a fine nervy acidity and minerality – love the energy in this wine. Very fine transparancy and expression of the terroir. A beautiful wine in the making!
The Bonnes Mares 2011 from Vogue show a darker but quite juicy expression of pinot. In the bouquet loads of blueberries, black cherries and hints of peony rose, peppar and violets. On the palate darker and more dense jelied fruits, with a quite fine minerality – good lenght and balance.
The Chambolle 1er cru – made from the young wines on Grand Cru Musigny – is quite forward and offering a lovely pinot experience. In the bouquet sweeter notes of strawberries, raspberries and hints of blackberries, pomegrante and redcurrant. On the palate more weight than the village with layers of red fruit, and a good backbone from the terroir – the minerality is more forward in the wine. Love the jellied fruit in the midpalate – and the good oomph and energy from the Musigny terroir.… Read the full article →
On my October visit to Burgundy I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé for a retaste of the 2011 vintage from cask.
The first tasting in May 2012 was done before the malolactic fermentation, and this late October tasting was done after thet completion of the malo.
The Bonnes Mares 1972 is a beautifully matured Bourgogne – fresh, vibrant and juicy but at the same time fully mature. In the bouquet delicate red fruit, sous-bois, orange peel with hints of leather and truffle. On the palate lovely juicy red fruit, a vibrant acidity – quite feminine and refined. Not a big and large scaled wine like the 1980 Musigny tasted two days before, but more pure and with a lovely transparancy and a vibrant acidity. A very beautiful and refined old Vogue wine.… Read the full article →
The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1980 from Vogue is mature, but still very much alive. In the bouquet quite dark fruit with quite complex notes of raspberries, sous bois, leather and hints of dark chocolate. On the palate a good acidity and elegant fruityness – the fruit expression is quite dark – but still quite juicy and fresh. The big terroir is really showing in the powerfull midpalate. In total a fine and beautifully balanced old Musigny, slightly on the austere side, as the fruit is lacking the energy, depth and complexity of a top vintage.… Read the full article →
One of the annual wine highlights is the October tasting of the new vintage from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogué. This year was no exception, and the expectations were very high, as the 2010 vintage is one of my favorite vintages in Burgundy – and I was not disappointed.
The Musigny 2010 from Vogue is a exceptionally beautiful effort. In the bouquet layers of cool fresh and crystal clear red fruit – notes of raspberries, cherries, strawberries and pomegranate with a hint of liquorice. The minerality is finely grained refined and very vibrant in the lovely transparant fruit. On the palate layers of deep cool red fruit, very intense and juicy with a fantastic energy from the impressive minerality. The midpalate concentration with layers of silky fruit and fine tannins is a full level up from the Bonnes Mares – still it’s a very refined and racy wine.… Read the full article →
The 2010 Bonnes Mares from Vogue is a real beauty and one of Vogue’s very best efforts from this vineyard. In the bouquet a deeper, more complex and somewhat darker aromatic profile than the Chambolle 1er cru. Delicate red fruit and a very impressive minerality for this vineyard – notes of strawberries, blueberries and pomegranate with hints of gooseberries and redcurrant. On the palate refined juicy red fruit, very elegant and light-footed for a Bonnes Mares. The finish is long and lingering with a crisp minerality and acidity.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle Musigny 1er cru 2010 from Vogue is a truly lovely wine and quite a big step up from the village wine. Made from young wines – below 25 years – in the grand cru Musigny vineyard. In the bouquet lovely cool and crystal clear red fruit – forrest strawberries, raspberries with hints of pomegranate and liquorice. The bouquet is also oozing with finely grained refined minerality. On the palate beautiful red fruit with delicate balance and refined minerality. Very focused and long mineralic finish.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle village 2010 from Vogue is a lovely transparant terroir driven village wine. In the bouquet fresh and crisp red berries – raspberries, cherries with hints of blueberries and red current. On the palate sligtly closed but with a fantastic transparancy and very finely grained minerality. Crystal clear red fruit, lovely balance and acidity. The tannins are very fine but currently quite present in the finish. Is closing down now, and need 10 years in the celler to show the potential.… Read the full article →
The 1999 Chambolle-Musigny Village from Comte de Vogue is now starting to show again after years of sleep. The bouquet starts out somewhat closed … but sweeter notes emmerge after some time in the glass – strawberries, raspberries, slight orange peel and a hint of sous-bois. On the palate the fruit initially has a quite dark expression, but after some aeration red, sweeter mature notes and a lovely Chambolle minerality is taking over. It’s a 1999 … so not very transparent, but good focus, terroir and concentration for a village wine.… Read the full article →
Time really flies … and it’s now exactly one year since I launched WineHog.org in Juliy 2011. During this year I realized that blogging about fine wine is quite a lot of hard work, but fortunately also very rewarding and a lot of fun.
Anyhow the numbers speak for themselves – 435 posts and more than 11000 visits to the site since I decided to go public with my tasting notes.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle 1er cru 2002 from Vogue is beginning to show very well. The 2002 linup from Vogue are all wonderfull wines, and the 1er cru – Musigny young vines – is certainly no exception. In the bouquet framboise, red cherries with a hint of strawberries and tar. Quite open and charming with delicate fruit notes, a lovely Chambolle minerality is ozzing from the glass – a really fine expression of the terroir. On the palate layers of red lush fruit, sweet notes but with a fine and firm structure from the.… Read the full article →