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1993 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux

Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
was big and clumsy, lacking a center although packing a wallop of a finish, laced with too much oak for my taste 86 points
Red

1990 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
, which was close to outstanding but a little musty and wound. It needed more time, both in the glass and in the bottle. It was very minerally and rocky, but still class in the glass, of course, since it was from one of the top six producers in Burgundy (DRC, Rousseau, Roumier, Vogue, and Jayer are the others, fyi) 94+ points
White - Sparkling

1961 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
was gorgeous, pure, refined and still fresh 94 points
White - Sparkling

1985 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
except you had to add the fact that the .85 was massive by comparison, with incredible power and intensity 96+ points
White - Sparkling

1975 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

Champagne Blend more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
was a little tired as well, perhaps past its prime or just an affected bottle 86 points
Red

1988 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
milky nose with red fruits, eucalyptus, leather and a touch of rust. The palate was rich with lots of vitamins, citrus and t .n a. It was brawny and sturdy but just short of three-dimensional . call it two and a half. The palate was rusty and long. Rudy liked it a lot as well 92 points
Red

1989 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
had a forward, gamy, plummy and minty nose, but its mintiness was more Crest and manufactured than natural with its thick and heavy accents. The nose was a bit wild and crazy with lots of forest floor. The palate was pretty with a light sturdiness, leathery and on the drier side with its mid-to-light finish. It is holding on to being very good and most likely will decline sooner rather than later 90 points
Red

1990 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
The bottle of 1990 we had was very controversial, and certainly not consistent with the one we had in Vegas a couple weeks prior. Rudy and Rob found it .stewed,. although others called it .delicious.. The nose was shy and removed, with anise, milk, leather and alcohol, and the palate was long and clumsy. Based on the bottle I had two weeks ago, I had to disqualify DQ points
Red

1991 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
The 1991 had a pure nose with great t .n a. It was very penetrating and long with great Asian spice to it. The palate, however, was very tight and unyielding . too wound for me at the moment. There was some secondary rose/floral spice that developed in the nose. The palate was long, but very dry, so much so that I am not sure the fruit will ever get there 91 points
Red

1993 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
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.. 95+ points
Red

1994 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
A touch of pungent, leathery fruit marked the 1994, whose nose was also musky, taut and citric with sprinkles of vitamins, but light overall. The wine was simple on the palate and did not have a lot there . it was ok, average at best. Rob remarked that .it doesn.t have the Musigny going on.. Stay away from 1994 Burgundies is the JK recommendation, as I have yet to have one I really enjoyed, come to think of it 85 points
Red

1995 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
I found some merit in the wine, and if some fruit ever develops (which does seem unlikely), it could increase in score. I could see why some would find it overly dry (a flaw of the vintage in general it seems) and lacking layers of fruit, but I found it to be very good right now, not turned off by its overly dry personality (something it shares with the 1988 vintage, which I often find myself liking more than others as well) 92 points
Red

1996 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
had a shy nose, but was regal at the same time. There were hints of peppermint, dark chocolate, leather, slate and musk. The palate was exquisitely balanced, long and pure-bred. The palate was also shy with its citric tension. The wine showed its beautiful body, but Rudy made the point that the 1997 was better for a .97 than the 1996 was for a wine from .96 93+ points
Red

1997 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
was wild and open with meaty and gamy edges. There was a touch of sulfur, animal, and almost milky aromas, with wet stones and minerals to match. The palate was rich and alcoholic, a touch unbalanced with the alcohol, and much denser fruit-wise than any wine in the first flight. Despite its intensity and heavy finish, there was still balance and long, dry tannins 93 points
Red

1998 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
has been a personal favorite of Allen.s since release, and Rudy was also right there in his admiration. The nose was divine and had impeccable balance of fruit and spice. The fruit was warm and inviting and had great spice and stone accompanying it. The nose was wound up yet still inviting, in a stage of divine schizophrenia. The flavors were pure - cherry, soda, oat and earth, and the finish was very fine and long 95 points
Red

1999 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
The 1999 was actually lost in translation in our warehouse, but with only thirty minutes until the event started, we called up Robert Bohr of Cru, seeking an emergency replacement. He had four bottles on hand thankfully, another reason why Cru is the best restaurant in New York City today! The bottle came just in time and was a little unsettled to some due to the quick trip, but the nose was still deep and intense, although one had to dig a little. There was a meaty core with some fig, animal and more pronounced leather wrapped around it, and earth wrapped around the leather. The fruit was more on the black and plummy side. The finish was huge with lots of t .n a but shut down on the fruit side. The flavors were vitamin and cola, and while one could not discount the density and length of the wine, it would be a waste to open one for at least another five years 94+ points
Red

2000 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
Rudy was complimenting the approachability and drinkability of the 2000 when Allen shared that Freddie felt his 2000 was better than his 1999, although Allen was careful to make clear that he was unsure whether he agreed. The nose was seductive, noticeably lighter in weight but gorgeously perfumed and elegant. There was some delicate sweetness and a combination of red fruits and sweet spice, along with a touch of leather. The palate was rusty and taut but balanced and long. The wine was still young but much more approachable than the 2001. My friend Don, who has one of the greatest collections of Burgundy in the world, told me recently that when he is in the mood for something young, he usually opens a 2000 (in general, not specifically Mugnier) 92 points
Red

2001 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
young yet pure, with lots of alcohol in the nose but sweet, crystal-clear fruit to match. There was red and black cherry fruit, musky and kinky spice in the nose, and Rudy was all over its .transparency.. The wine did have beautiful clarity in the nose. On the palate, what I call .the bitterness of youth. enveloped the wine with its wood, alcohol and mineral components. The fruit was not ready to be fully experienced, although it got saucier in the nose. It will certainly be a great wine, and probably climb the point ladder 93 points
Red

1986 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny Vieilles Vignes

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
The 1986 Vieilles Vignes was extraordinary, especially given the context of the vintage, and it was a perfect example of a wine needing time to be fully and properly evaluated. The nose was amazing and the nose of the night for sure, as it was both youthful and mature . heaven scent, if you will. There were intense aromas of rose, vitamin and mineral. The wine was hot, hot, hot . as in sexy and not alcohol! The palate was meaty and rich with loads of iron and iodine, leather, earth and spice. The wine was incredibly youthful still with long acids and .cinnamon. according to Bob. Allen called it .high-toned with clove. and .none of the harshness. of the 1986 vintage.. He also explained that Freddie himself confided that he lucked out when he made this wine, as he was still learning the ropes 96 points
Red

1949 Remoissenet Père et Fils Richebourg

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
I think, which was mature and tasty in that I.ve been chapitalized kind of way, as in maybe I.m Richebourg and maybe I.m 1949 but damned if you will ever know 90 points
Red

1980 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

La Tâche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
We had the La Tache first, which was still fresh, alive and kicking with lots of power and alcohol and a mentholated palate. It was intense and excellent, bordering on outstanding but lacking the depth of fruit I require to give it that badge of honor 94 points
Red

1952 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
that we had, which was spectacular. It had everything one could want . fabulously complex aromas of saucy, sexy and meaty fruit laced with menthol and minerals. The wine was still incredibly fresh, layered in the nose like one of Allen.s onions. The texture on the palate was incredible: thick, meaty and layered as well. It was a rose garden of a wine . the rose garden at Versailles, that is. Incredible, incredible wine 98 points
Red

1980 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
should have been had first, and while it was still very good, it did not stand up to the power of the La Tache 91 points
Red

1983 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
Ok, I give up. The wine, by the way, was gorgeous, beautifully mature, distinctively Rousseau, gentle and soft, caressing and smooth. It was as if someone poured rose petals into the glass while one was walking barefoot on Holy Land. Who says 1983s can.t be great? The magnum helped, I.m sure, but it was an excellent wine, although at its peak and not layered to be a fifty year wine, I think. Hopefully, I am wrong 93 points
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