Why Big Red Diary?
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Vintage information 2001:

The reds were neither deeply coloured nor obviously extracted, some critics were disappointed. Whether your bottle comes from the Côte de Beaune or the Côte de Nuits, be aware that some superbly fine and pure red wines were made. The very best will give their brothers from 2002 strong competition, and they always had finer tannins than 02.
The whites were a little less round than 99, 00 or 02, but can have nicely linear and concentrated fruit.

2001 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Vieilles VignesApr. 2007
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour but just starting to transition to ruby. Initially it’s a narrow and high-toned nose that hints at a red fruit depth, eventually some pretty red fruit comes through. Good concentration, the tannin seems to have some grain at the first encounter but they seem to smooth out with the very good acidity. This wine is long, very long. I had a reasonably good score coming through – perhaps 18+/20 – but if you taste this after a 2003 it seems quite unripe and the tannin becomes very astringent.
2001 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny Premier CruMar. 2005
Similar in colour to the 2001 villages Chambolle. The fruit shows a much deeper aspect on the nose and still a trace of oak. The palate also offers a step-up in density vs the villages and an extra creamy edge to the beautifully presented fruit. To match, there’s a little extra structure with more forward tannins. Not so lacy but certainly more serious. Very good wine, one day.
2001 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-MusignyMar. 2005
Medium cherry-red, fades to salmon pink at the edge. The nose shows powdery, pure red fruit. The palate gives a very fresh expression, medium length but quite lacy and très elegant. The fine tannins give a little bite on the finish but this is a lovely, pure and elegant rather than powerful example of Chambolle.
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