Red

2005 Gros Frère et Sœur Clos Vougeot Musigni

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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Community Tasting Note

  • RiedelBeagle wrote:

    April 18, 2009 - Drunk from half-bottle. Decanted at the sommelier's suggestion (isn't decanting red Burgundy frowned upon?). Phenomenally voluptuous nose of damp earth, green vines, and elegant fruit that brought a tear to my eye. Literally. Having my nose in the glass was like taking a nap in a hammock in a fertile vineyard shortly after a spring rain. I felt like leaving my seat at the restaurant and climbing into the glass for a few hours.

    The nose weakened within 20 minutes or so, and the wine was always more restrained on the palate, seeming as though it was trying to find itself. Gravel, earth, leather, musk, dark fruit, and sappiness that occasionally reached the level of pungency meandered around each other, occasionally striking a glorious balance that would easily be worth 95 points in my book, if it could have maintained itself. I don't have a good enough sense of how such a wine ages to know whether it will ultimately get its act together in the long term. I did note that I detected extremely little tannin.

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  • sweetstuff commented:

    6/9/15, 4:35 AM - Isn't decanting red Burgundy frowned upon? Not particularly, not when it's indicated for any reason. In this case I would have vigorously decanted, even if there were no sediment. If there were sediment, of course.

    John T.

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