Running squarely against most of my prior, not pleasant experiences with 2007 red burgundies of many sizes and shapes, this wine is singing softly and elegantly now. The perfumed nose suggests floral patterns more reminiscent of Chambolle and Morey rather than simply Gevrey. On the palate, a medium weight wine of moderate complexity but real 1 ere cru breeding. A very distinct mix of bright cherry, cassis, mild smokiness, moist earth in a very smooth and a bit light passage to the end. Doubt this will improve so enjoy it now.
Surprisingly refined and warm , after about a half hour, despite the 2007 acids and a somewhat less than full circle of viscosity or taste. Gevrey expressed with more chiseled strawberry and underlying earthy red fruit, with less of the gutsy undertone and some viscous fruit wanting. Nose was nice but not overly expressive. Overall, quite enjoyable now-- would not wait-- and fascinating contrast to their 2008 Vosne below.
Distinctly Gevrey, as contrasted from other M-G offerings. Quite minerally. Powerful for the vintage. Gains earthiness as it opens up, and is surprisingly floral from time to time aromatically. Needs some more time -- try again in 2-3 years.
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(Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru) From magnum - medium dark red color with pale meniscus; tart cranberry, rosehips, roses nose; tasty, tart cherry, rosehips, roses, mineral, sous bois, roasted red pepper palate; needs 4 years; medium-plus finish
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