May 16, 2019 - A gorgeous bouquet that is soft, elegant, and finessed. Rose petals, both fresh and dry, red and black cherry, subtle soil. Clean and pure. Palate is silky upfront but gains weight and delivers nice cherry power through a cool and round finish. These wines achieve such levels of classical and soft beauty, but I like the added bit of ripeness that shows a bit in ‘00, it’s working really well here. 94-95, superb today.
March 23, 2019 - FWE Gala. These are in good spot, great drinking today.
July 15, 2018 - Bright red fruit, soil and mineral notes sprinkled across palate, and some stemminess. Nice but young.
February 9, 2018 - Jasper Mugnier. Clarity and depth outperforms the vintage. Sweetness also present.
January 27, 2018 - Shin. Sweet, vitamin aromatics. Gamey palate. It's a beauty, if a little short this evening.
December 18, 2017 - Really nice earth and stemmy flavors. Rich Musigny character. Still a young wine yet it is drinkable. Great balance. We popped and poured and this got better with air. Would say give a decant now. Easy to drink and very pleasurable. 93 now with upside.
December 12, 2017 - A quiet mineral spice that is very Chambolle in character. Opening up into bright red cherry fruit. Young and vibrant, but certainly approachable and pleasurable. Less expressive and showy than it is delicate and elegant, in what I find to be classic Mugnier style. Glad this bottle was enjoyed before the main event as, although it was excellent, sometimes Mugnier's subtle beauty gets overwhelmed in a broader context.
November 24, 2017 - Purchased from retail in 2007. Opened about 30 minutes prior to serving and poured out 2 glasses to air. Showing some VA for the first hour, which was much worse in a Bordeaux glass than in a Burgundy glass (Jonathan prefers Bdx shape as a default, but changed after observing the difference). It was a little hard to get to the core of either the nose or the palate at first, and I kept swirling and sniffing, and we debated if it was still closed or there just wasn't too much of a wine going on. Little by little the fruit was coaxed out of hiding, and the mid palate began rounding out and aromatics cleaned up. Ultimately, we drank half the bottle and put the cork back in until later in the evening. Maybe 4 hours later, the VA was gone and this was showing determined red fruit, spice a bit of mushroom and strong aromas of violets. Surprisingly structured for a 2000, with admirable balance. JR commented it was finally showing as Musigny rather than just good Burgundy. We both agree it is at a good place, but there may be some upside here. I am putting my other 2 bottles away for at least a couple more years. Nice to have these "off" vintage wines show so nicely as we wait for their big brothers and sisters to come around.
October 25, 2017 - Had better bottles of this, needed an hour in the glass to express. Elegant, structured and relatively firm. Some guessed Ponsot Clos de la Roche blind!
June 29, 2017 - During a Confrerie tasting dinner. Always a highlight to be served a Musigny GC, especially when the group is large. apprehension and expectations were high and met. Wonderful nose that stood on a tripod red fruit - earth - spice. The palate is crisp and precise, on the lighter side as expected for 2000, but with enough stuffing. elegant with very nice length. Fully mature. Drink.