Not a hint of anything green to this wine. Instead, this was succulent and marvelously dense with classic Gevrey terroir and sophistication. The only criticism is that it was thinning out on the back end, especially with more air. A testimony to a well-made wine by excellent wine-makers!
Burgundy & More in Williamsburg: Very herbal on the nose. Greenies even hit the greatest of producers in 04! With time in the decanter, began showing some interesting pickled red radish and earth, with red fruits, forest floor and bell pepper on the palate. Good though undeniably "2004", and I doubt it will develop any further.
Even the squirrel with 20/20 vision drops a nut and can’t find it sometimes. Riddled with the greenies. First Mugneret from ’04 I have had that has been impacted and this is not good. Green peppers and asparagus rule the day here. No bueno.
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(Mugneret Dr Georges Gevrey-Chambertin) Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a waft of dark oak that is slowly replaced by cedar. It’s a short peak of green that slowly, but never completely subsides, filling out with soft, ripe and creamy fruits with fainter brûlée. The palate is well-textured, ripe and sweet. Initially the acidity is a little prickly - carbon dioxide probably as it fades and smooths. The finish is a very good one, again edged with cream. The green element has faded to the extent that it is no longer part of the flavour profile. I’m more confident now for the future - perhaps the next in 3 or 4 years…
(Mugneret Dr Georges Gevrey-Chambertin) This wine is lighter in colour than the domaine’s 2004 Vosne (that preceded it) - medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose is a little more reticent, slowly building a musky density with a mineral/cedar background, eventually some very smooth red fruit. The palate is also very smooth - you slip in almost un-noticed - the acidity is just about perfect, only slowly making your mouth water for more. Work the wine around on the palate and you notice the cedar/mineral element again and also there’s a little-tannin ‘grab’, otherwise they remain very well hidden. There’s a nice expansion in the mid-palate and a very understated but perceptible length. Today there is little about this wine that says it’s better than the slightly cheaper Vosne, and certainly it doesn’t show the same potential the 2002 did at this stage. Well made, and though that cedar thing is going on, it’s probably still a rebuy, but for (at least) the next two years or-so, I would reach for the Vosne in preference.
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