1998 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru

$1,800.00

With more than 500 years of history and the lion’s share of one of Burgundy’s most hallowed grand crus, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is a cornerstone of Burgundian legend and a vinous dream for modern connoisseurs.

Certainly the greatest estate in Chambolle-Musigny if not in greater Burgundy, de Vogüé for 20 generations has been steward of the village’s top terroirs. The estate owns some 80 percent of grand cru Le Musigny, and a significant portion of grand cru Bonnes-Mares. Its premier cru Chambolle-Musigny is crafted exclusively from younger-vine fruit in Musigny and its Musigny Blanc is crafted from younger-vine Chardonnay grown also in Musigny.

The style of de Vogüé is the epitome of Chambolle—delicate aromas, refined yet profound flavors, a finish made of silk. These are wines that come into their own not ten years down the line but 30; a cellar without a selection of de Vogüé is a cellar missing the soul of Burgundy.

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Description

94 Points Allen Meadows
Chambolle did extremely well in general in 1998 and this beauty is just one more confirmation of that. This is just now beginning to display hints of secondary development though the essential thrust of the nose remains ripe aromas of red and black pinot fruit that is nuanced with hints of violets and anise plus a fascinating array of spices. This remains mildly austere on the palate though much less so than it was in its true youth with plenty of soil and mineral-inflected nuances to the impressively dense and powerful yet classy flavors that deliver huge length. As classic Musigny always is, this delivers an incredible combination of power, minerality and grace. For my taste this has arrived at the front edge of its peak drinkability though it should hold here for years to come.

95 points Stephen Tanzer
Outer quote mark Bright red-ruby. Brilliant aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and bitter chocolate. Wonderfully intense, sharply delineated flavors of red berries, spices and mint; a wine of great density and verve, not to mention powerful structure for long life. A rare combination of silky texture and lightness of touch. Fabulous back end features utterly suave tannins and resounding, vibrant fruit.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Vintage

1998

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Region

Burgundy

Sub Region

Chambolle Musigny

Importer Label

Australia – Domaine Wine Shippers

Types

Red

Size

Bottle