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2013 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...touches of iris, potpourri & rose petals... succulent ripe tannin, very fine acidity & decidedly linear towards the finish but extraordinarily long in the mouth with tangible mineralité... One of the wines of the vintage? Quite possibly.

96+ Stephen Tanzer

Great purity and lift to the aromas of black cherry, violet, graphite, bitter chocolate and minerals...Finishes with outstanding flavor authority, length and grip. This wine should go on for decades.

96Burghound.com

...cool, airy & extraordinarily complex... red raspberry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, Asian-style spices; cinnamon & anise plus a hint of orange pekoe tea... breathtaking in just how much power & intensity it packs... In a word 'wow'!

18.5+ Jancis Robinson

Very dark crimson. Heady, opulent nose. Masses of mass buried in here. All future. Lots of sinew and potential. Very juicy on top of great tannic structure. Dense and a bit unreadable except for that nose.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Chambolle-Musigny, Le Musigny

Musigny is considered one of the greatest vineyards in the Cote d’Or, in Burgundy. At 26.5 acres it includes two sections, Grand Musigny and Les Petits Musigny. The vineyard is 260 to 300 meters in elevation and the soil is unusual for the region, a mix of limestone and red clay. Comte de Vogue owns about three-quarters of the vineyard, with a holding of 17 acres. The next largest landowners are Jacques-Frederic Mugnier, with 3.2 acres; and Jacques Prieur with 1.7 acres. Also noteworthy is Leroy’s tiny .7 acre holding. Though most of the vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Comte de Vogue plants a small parcel of Chardonnay, which is sold as Bourgogne blanc due to the relatively youth of the Chardonnay vines. Wine writer Clive Coates has written that “at its best the red wine (of Musigny) can be quite simply the most delicious wine to be found in Burgundy.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.