I was, perhaps, a little dumb to open this one; I’m in the early stages of a cold, and despite losing many of my sniffing faculties, I just happened to reach for the cork-screw anyway!
The 2002 was the first vintage for this wine (I think), the declassified young vines from Ruchottes-Chambertin. On release I though it excellent, unlike the 2003 or 2004, each compromised but for different reasons. I also have a 2005 ready to open, but maybe my nose will demand that I wait a few days for that!
2002 Dr. Georges Mugneret, Gevrey-Chambertin
Medium-plus colour. The nose is a little tight (or maybe my nose is a little tight!) but there is still a sweet dark-cherry or plum fruit. In the mouth this has a lovely, welcoming, sweetness, a round yet lithe impression that is both balanced and texturally very nice indeed. There is tannin but it is little more than an anecdote, and a perfect acidity that supports medium-plus length flavours. I could almost guess Chambolle! Just a very, very pretty wine indeed – I have a few more bottles, but I really wish I’d pushed the boat out a little more. Lovely!
Rebuy – Yes