The Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue is inextricably linked to the Grand Cru vineyard of Musigny-in some eyes the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-a wine that should be both complete and profound but never heavy: ’majesty itself’ claims Clive Coates. In 2009 Millet started picking on September 9 in order to keep as much as freshness as possible. The fruit was 100% destemmed. New oak ranged from 15% for the Chambolle villages to 35-40% for the Bonnes Mares and Musigny Vieilles Vignes. The malos were on the slow side and for the most part did not begin until April 2010.
Robert ParkerThe 2012 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a more cautious bouquet compared to the Bonnes-Mares with cranberry, leather, potpourri and wilted rose-petal scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, smooth in texture, though with some oak to be absorbed. There is very good weight in the mouth and white pepper sprinkled on the strong marine influenced finish. As I described from barrel, this feels like an accomplished Musigny, but it is one for the serious long haul.