2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots

19.12.2009billn

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 9:31 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 7:42 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…
      Cheers

  2. Daniel6th January 2010 at 2:40 pmPermalinkReply

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

    • billn6th January 2010 at 2:51 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
      Bill

  3. Daniel7th January 2010 at 10:40 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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