2011 Comte Georges de Vogue Vieilles Vignes, Musigny (750ml)

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# FRVOPN11BE
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Musigny
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Review Score: 93-95IWC, 92-95BH, 92WA
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

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Saturated dark red. Fully ripe aromas of black raspberry, crushed stone, mocha, chocolate and spices. Horizontal on the attack, then superrich yet somehow vibrant too, showing excellent lift to the palate-saturating flavors of cassis, pomegranate and spices. Shows a jellied sweetness cut by a taste of limestone. Finishes savory, sweet and very long, with noble tannins and a piquant hint of red grapefruit. Really leaves the taste buds quivering.

93-95 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Jan/Feb 2013)

A remarkably, and most attractively, cool and restrained nose of various red berries, spice and a beautiful array of floral elements complements well the rich and equally cool mineral-tinged big-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that possess a really lovely sense of underlying tension on the clean and pure finish that delivers strikingly good length. This is also clean and firm but with slightly better phenolic maturity to the supporting structural elements which should allow this beauty to age successfully for many years to come.

92-95 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2013)

The 2011 Musigny Vieille Vignes Grand Cru was picked around mid-harvest during the first week of September. It has a more floral bouquet compared to the Bonnes-Mares with scents of dried rose petals and a touch of violet infusing the dark cherry and pomegranate fruit profile. The palate is supple in texture, lithe in the mouth with fine tannins, much more feminine than the Bonnes-Mares (usually I find it the other way round.) The mouth is tingling with salted licorice and white pepper on the aftertaste. Impressive for sure, but I need it to show a bit of soul. Drink 2015-2025.

92 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 208 - Aug 2013)