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  • Country ranking ?

    675
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

Le Musigny is considered by serious wine writers to be one of the greatest red wines of Burgundy, alongside le Chambertin, le Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze, la Tâche and la Romanée-Conti. A preference for one or other of these wines can only be due to personality and circumstance.

Our parcel of de 1.14 ha (2.8 acres) is entirely situated within the part known as  « Grand-Musigny ».
All of the vines were planted between 1947 and 1962, with the exception of only a small area (15%) replanted in 1997. The grapes from this part are declassified and are included in the Chambolle-Musigny « village » appellation. Therefore the only wine that we produce under Le Musigny appellation is from old vines.

Annual production varies between 2000 and 5000 bottles.

The composition of the soil varies in as one climbs the slope. Lower down the slope it is similar in structure to "Les Amoureuses" vineyard, although the underlying rock is more fissured. This allows the vine roots to explore deeper while enabling faster drainage .The upper part of the slope is primarily composed of a marl soil, lightened by large masses of friable oolitic limestone, this ensures good moisture reserves. The overall result is a drought-resistant vineyard that can also shrug off the September rain, the grapes are guaranteed to be completely mature every year and without irregularities.

The Wine

Le Musigny shares certain characteristics with its neighbour Les Amoureuses; the elegance of richness without heaviness, and it has a similar palette of aromatic composition, although in the case of the Musigny, the underlying structure is less vibrant, more steady, with exceptional depth and intensity of flavour. The length of the finish on the palate is incomparable.

The sommelier's advice
This great wine will open up slowly. Ten years are a strict minimum to allow full development. The ageing potential in the really great vintages is almost without limit.

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Written Notes

Oh baby,. as its nose was super-intense, with power and finesse, as well as meat, black fruits, vitamins, minerals, t .n a, leather, earth, saddle, musk, spice and animal fur. The palate was great . long and chock full of vitamins, taut and wound by comparison to its expressive nose, with a touch of citric tension. The intensity in the nose doesn.t wane and someone called it .precise..

  • 95p

“The intense and primary pinot fruit just explode from the glass offering beautifully nuanced smoke, violets and a cornucopia of red fruit. Still quite tight with flavors that are so precise that they seem to etch themselves into your palate before joining with a seamless finish that I can still remember. Mugnier once told me that this is the finest wine he has ever made and I don t doubt it for a second. This is thrill a second juice...”(97pts BH)

  • 97p
Full colour. Still very youthful. Very lovely nose. This is fresh, pure, profound, elegant and complex. Medium-full body. The tannins now soft. Lots of clean, pure, succulent fruit. Very good grip. Again the natural sweetness of ripe Pinot Noir. Splendid.
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  • 98p
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Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy

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