1976 Musigny


90Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

1976 is hardly a vintage that many Burgundy collectors consider when it comes to older wines to purchase at auction, but there can be pleasant surprises to be found in this vintage. In my experience the house of Faiveley was amongst the most successful in the vintage, and many of the 1976 Faiveley wines that I have tasted have been quite tasty. This was certainly the case with the 1976 Musigny, which offers up a complex and pretty nose of dried dark berries, heather, woodsmoke, game, herbs, sous bois, coffee and a touch of iron in its soil tones. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and very nicely balanced for a ’76, with fine focus and good length and grip on the finish. This is a stylish middleweight that offers up plenty of Musigny character in a mature, but still bright and vigorous palate impression. There is no signs of excessive dryness on the backend or roasted flavors or aromatics from the torrid growing conditions of 1976. Oct 2007, www.viewfromthecellar.com, Drink: 2007-2020

John Gilman, View From The Cellar    Score: 91/100    Drink 2007-2020

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