2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots


2006 Gérard Mugneret, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots
Medium-plus colour. Straight away the nose is about depth, dark fruit and a little coffee/mineral mix and an impressive Vosne-style dimension – a great start. In the mouth for the first 20 minutes I can’t drink it, it tastes like salt – no, really like salt! A long pause and a coffee later, I come to it and it’s on a lower level – more an inflection (of salt) in the mid-palate – like a Denis Mortet wine! There is just a lack of smoothness – or better, elegance – to the wine. There is plenty of flavour, some here some there, complexity too, and without overt oak, yet there is cola and and a total lack of integration – this is such a shame, as it smells fantastic. Half is left for day 2: hurrah, not really ‘salty’, a hint of gras and the texture is okay. I’m rather bemused, I’ve never really come across a wine that was too salty before – perhaps something to do with the oak – anyway, this was eventually very nice – but I’d recommend decanting!
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 3 responses to “2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots”

  1. Tom Blach20th December 2009 at 8:31 pmPermalinkReply

    I had stunning Vosne Brulees and Echezeaux 98 from here recently, very possibly the best Echezeaux I’ve ever had.

    • billn21st December 2009 at 6:42 amPermalinkReply

      Hi Tom,
      Yes I was a little bemused by the preformance. I know I was at the start of a cold, but other things (including this – eventually!) tasted okay, so I’m sure it was the wine…

  2. Daniel6th January 2010 at 1:40 pmPermalinkReply

    Dear Bill:
    Which 1er Cru is your favorite Vosne Romanee 1er Cru?
    For me, it goes to “Les Malconsorts”

    • billn6th January 2010 at 1:51 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Daniel,
      Honestly I don’t have one, I like to taste different things all the time. I suppose the closest thing I have to a favouriite cru would be Chambolle Charmes, but then that would mean ignoring Volnay Clos des Chênes and, and, and…
      Cheers and keep enjoying the Malconsorts

  3. Daniel7th January 2010 at 9:40 amPermalinkReply

    for me
    Clos st Jacques, Malconsorts as well as Clos des Chenes are always my top 3 favorite 1er Crus
    have not tasted many Chambolle Charmes before, maybe I should try Ghislaine Barthod’s next time…..

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