2005 Clos Vougeot

Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

96Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

Tasted assembled from tank, the Mugneret 2005 Clos Vougeot is the clear star of this year’s Mugneret collection. Aromas and flavors of black and red raspberry, bitter-sweet flowers, vanilla, wood smoke and beef marrow dominate. Superbly creamy in texture, rich in fruit and complex in its carnal, mineral, and umami palate shadings, this positively glows and smolders in its long, polished finish of dark fruits, smoke, marrow and minerals. Anyone lucky to get hold of one or more of its approximately 1,500 bottles should wait at least 12-15 years before pulling a cork. The 2004 renditions of all three Mugneret Grand Crus, incidentally, are formidably complex, minerally intense, and among the few red Burgundies of this vintage worth cellaring for a few years.||The Mugneret sisters (I take the liberty of heading this report with what is about to become their official, unified domaine name) have rendered a 2005 collection illustrating the chiseled-precision, complexity, refinement and restraint for which their wines are famous. They were still trying to coax their Bourgogne through malo at the time of my visit incidentally, and it was too gaseous to properly assess (although it showed very promisingly pre-malo).||A Peter Vezan Selection (various importers), Paris; fax 011 33 1 42 55 42 93. Wine Advocate.April, 2007

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 95-96/100

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