Tasting of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue 2011 from Cask

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.

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Notes from tasting October 25th, 2012

The Vogue wines are fresh and well balanced and are reflecting the style and quality of the vintage. All the wines are fine efforts for the vintage, and lovely classic styled Burgundies. The key is to keep the qualities to after the bottling.

The overall impression is more or less the same as in May, with only a minor change in the rating of the village wine.

Comte de Vogue, Chambolle Musigny 2011

The Chambolle is much more open and accessible after the malo, and showing lovely pinot aromas. In the bouquet raspberries, cherries and a hint of gooseberries. The fruit is jelly styled, with a fine sweet decadence. The palate offer lovely sweet pinot flavors, delicate and quite light-footed. A lovely wine – but is lacking some midpalate concentration and body to match the beautiful 2010 village from this domaine. A very good village.

20120309-125513.jpgVery Good (88 – 90p) CASK

Comte de Vogue, Chambolle Musigny 1er cru 2011

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 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.

20120309-125513.jpgFine (91 – 93p) CASK

Comte de Vogue, Bonnes Mares 2011

The Bonnes Mares shows 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.

20120309-125513.jpgVery Fine (92 – 94p) CASK

Comte de Vogue, Les Amoureuses 2011

The Amoureuses shows very delicate red jellied fruits and intense minerality. In the nose strawberries, pomegranate, raspberries with a lovely minerality and hints of peppar and rose petals. Very delicate and forward fruit aromas. On the palate quite delicate red fruits and a fine nervy acidity and minerality – love the energy in this wine. A beautiful wine in the making!

20120309-125513.jpgVery Fine (92 – 94p) CASK

Comte de Vogue, Musigny 2011

The Musigny 2011 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, and layers of fruit and minerality. The fruit is juicy and possess a fine zappy energy. A elegant Musigny in the making!

20120309-125513.jpgOutstanding (94 – 96p) CASK

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