Red Burgundy - 1999 - Musigny Vieilles Vignes - de Vogue

  • Region: Red Burgundy
  • Producer: de Vogue
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Rating: 97
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Tasting Notes

Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

(tasted from a 375-milliter bottle): Very bright red with ruby tones; looks like a young wine. Deep, dark red and black fruit aromas are complicated by cinnamon, black pepper, roast coffee and a hint of truffley underbrush. Wonderfully rich but classy and reserved, and not a bit heavy. Utterly silky, plush, energetic wine with a relaxed quality to its lively dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes classically dry, with beautifully buffered tannins and captivating building sweetness. Amazingly, this 375-milliliter bottle seems still short of its peak, so I would imagine that well-stored 750s still need time. I'd guess 2022-2042 for 750s.

-- Stephen Tanzer 97 Stephen Tanzer 2018 - 2034 Not Available Mar 2018

Burghound Tasting note: In contrast to the general style of the vintage, this is still aromatically austere though with coaxing, reveals wonderfully complex aromas of an incredible array of black fruits, earth, spice, crushed herbs and notes of chocolate. The imposingly-scaled flavors are huge but refined, powerful but subtle and rich yet detailed with a stupendously long finish that offers intense minerality where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is genuinely stunning juice and not to be missed though I underscore that it is most definitely in need of further cellar time. Tasted multiple times with mostly consistent notes save for one bottle that displayed noticeable volatile acidity that may have been due to a faulty cork while another example displayed distinct lactic aromas.