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.
Comte de Vogue
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 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 →
The Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2011 from Vogue is even better than the cask samples suggested in October 2012. In the bouquet lovely and refined fruit – notes of raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate – brought forward by a intense filigree minerality. It’s very open and floral with a lovely terroir expression. On the palate layers of pure, crisp and very juicy fruit – firmly structured by ripe tannins and the intense multidimentional minerality of the Musigny terroir. The fruit is very delicate and unusually extrovert for a young Musigny … love the positive energy, transparancy and vibrancy of this wine.… Read the full article →
On my September trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé to taste the 2012 vintage from cask.
My expectations were very high when I arrived at Vogüé – but I must say that the 2012 vintage exceeded even my highest expectations – the 2012 wines from Vogue are stunningly gorgeous – and among the best wines I have tasted from cask at this fine domaine.… Read the full article →
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 →
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!