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2009 Mugneret Gerard, Bourgogne Pinot NoirJan. 2011
Wow, this jumps from the glass with a glorious fruit – quite Vosne too! Very easy to drink with a good finish – standout Bourgogne!
2009 Mugneret Gerard, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les GravainsJan. 2011
The aromas are a little more sullen – hardly surprising – slowly widening to deliver dark red fruit. There is a little more structure and nice mid-palate burst of flavour. Very pretty wine.
2009 Mugneret Gerard, Vosne-RomanéeJan. 2011
Dark fruit aromas mix with a little spiced bread. Not totally sweet (good!) there is a depth of texture, tannin too. Nicely structured not an entirely simple 2009.
2008 Mugneret Gerard, Vosne-Romanée Aux BrûléesJan. 2011
A lovely Vosne nose, quite classic with a core that hints of strawberry. Round and very silky, the flavour builds slowly in the mid-plate. Not surprisingly a little ‘subdued’ after the 09 Echézeaux, but a very fine wine.
2008 Mugneret Gerard, Nuits St.Georges Les BoudotsJan. 2011
The nose is part floral and part fruit – then a deep violet flower note –this is rather profound! A hint more sweetness and roundness; long mouthwatering flavours. Very nice indeed.
2006 Mugneret Gerard, Vosne-Romanée Les SuchotsFeb. 2010
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!
1997 Mugneret Gerard, Vosne-Romanée Aux BrûléesAug. 2007
High-toned nose, understated but very nice. The palate is rather linear, but lots of dimension and almost good length. It’s actually almost good.
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