Medium ruby color. Potent nose of juniper berry, violets, blackberry, red raspberry, stone, and dense earth. Lithe, sinewy layers of black raspberry, pulpy red raspberry, iron filings, cinnamon, and a bit of meatiness coursing on the palate with seamlessness and exuberance. Lovely acidity and serious but integrated tannins leading to a long finish of lively red and black fruit cut with rock and grip. Wow, a first class wine caught in early adolescence brimming with freshness and strength.
Domaine De Vogue Bonnes Mares
Many domains in Burgundy can trace their roots back over 100 years, but only a handful can claim more than 200 years of history. Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé can trace a line back over 550 years, to 1450 and the Chambolle vines of one Jean Moisson. Highly regarded as the greatest estate in Chambolle Musigny, today the domaine is headed by its 20th generation – Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé.