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2005 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Bonnes-MaresMay. 2011
Popped and poured. Medium-plus colour. The nose has a hint of Bordeaux about it with a slightly mineral, cigar-box aroma; but slowly it releases a blend of violet flowers and flashes of gorgeously sexy red and blackberry fruit. In the mouth this has a very understated layer of velvety tannin; otherwise it is immaculately smooth and polished, slightly linear and shows a wonderful mid-palate intensity. The flavour in the finish is dark and concentrated, reminding me again of that half mineral – half cigar-box impression. the flavour easily hangs on for over a minute. Day two the last half a glass is very tight – the natural order is restored.
2008 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Bonnes-MaresMar. 2011
We really have the juice of the fruit here says François Millet. Here is a deep, concentrated core of darker-red fruit – the nose seems almost ‘smooth’. The smell of the last drops in the glass are super-gorgeous. A little more structure but it’s super-fine and concentrated. A beautiful core of fruit that goes long into the finish.
2008 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Vieilles VignesMar. 2011
The aromas have much more in common with the premier cru (unsurprisingly) with a mix of mineral and musk together with a subtle rose perfume, eventually a white pepper accent too. Once more there is a wealth of very fine tannin which is slowly overtaken by a beam of gorgeous pure fruit that then becomes rounder. A long fruit-dominated finish that even has a dash of orange. Clearly ‘special’.
2008 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-MusignyMar. 2011
The nose starts heavily fruited and perfumed. Beautiful detail, acidity and super intensity. There’s also a little floral dimension to the flavours. Great start!
2008 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny Premier CruMar. 2011
In this case there’s a little minerality and musk added to the perfume. Very, very fine tannin plus an extra dimension of flavour in the mid-palate. Broad in the finish with a little cherry-stone.
1997 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Vieilles VignesApr. 2010
Do you ever find yourself trying to find an excuse to drink a corked wine? Initial cost of purchase may have had something to do with it, I have to say that for about 3 or 4 minutes I’d convinced myself that if I swirled the glass I could hardly smell it, and the taste wasn’t so bad, indeed it was very long for a corked bottle. I passed the glass to my wife who muttered something about me trying to poison her and she needed a beer to take the taste away – I was back, grounded. Very corked and very yuk.
2007 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-MusignyApr. 2009
A soft nose with a hint of fresh sorbet and candied fruits. Very fresh – not a negative, though probably the temperature is exacerbating this despite my attempt at warming the glass in my hand – a wide impression in the mouth and whilst not overtly ‘intense’ it is clearly very flavoursome and lingers very nicely. I really didn’t make any note in my book about the tannins.
2007 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny Premier CruApr. 2009
A similar fruit profile on the nose, augmented with fresh, slightly more floral top-notes. Clearly the mouthfeel has more gras (fat), width and innate complexity. Wide, complex, fresh and very faintly long. There is more than a hint of minerality here too. Additional complexity comes through on the nose with a range of herbs and spices that compliment the fruit. I liked this very much.
2007 Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny Les AmoureusesApr. 2009
Not a wine you get to taste very often due to its relatively small production. The nose is a little darker and starts deeper than the 1er cru, and is accented with rose petals. There’s a soft and welcoming texture and a creamy underpinning to the fruit. Good density at the core. Flavourful, beautifully balanced and very fine.
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