Crisp and fresh red cherry on the attack Perfumed and seriously inviting. From vines at the Nuits Saint Georges end of the village. Good weight to the fruit. Nicely ripe. Just a touch of grip to this beautifully full and heady weight of deep red and purple fruit. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024L&S(Nov 2018)
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The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge offers brambly red fruit on a nose that is nicely balanced and slightly tertiary in style. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red fruit, a grainy texture and a citrus finish that is pure joy. Delicious. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 88 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2020)
(from vines in Lutenière that are below La Croix Blanche and Au Dessus de la Rivière that were at one time classified as Vosne villages before the AOC system was established). A beautifully fresh nose freely offers up nose of various dark berries, spice and discreet earth wisps. There is very good density to the vibrant and utterly delicious flavors that offer much better than average depth and persistence as well as only a trace of rusticity. A high quality Bourgogne. Drinking range: 2021 - Rating: 87-89 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)
Aromas of juicy cherries, cocoa nib, cassis and a light framing of new wood introduce the 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, a medium to full-bodied with a pretty core of fruit that displays excellent energy and concentration. Since this was cropped at a mere 30 hectoliters per hectare, however, that isn't surprising! It's a lovely rendition of a cuvée that is one of a short list of contenders for the title of Burgundy's best generic red, hailing from a parcel of old vines that were formerly classified as Vosne-Romanée. A quarter of that parcel was recently replanted and gave its first fruit in 2018. Readers who are able to find a few bottles should plan on cellaring them for at least five or six years, as the wine is built more like a village Vosne than a typical Bourgogne. Rating: 88-90 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)
The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, which is aged in 10% new oak and this year is augmented by four hectares returned to the domaine after a sharecropping agreement ended, has quite a concentrated bouquet of mulberry and wild strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit laced with iodine and citrus fruit; hints of marmalade appear toward the finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 86-88 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2019)
This has plenty of fruit. It is ripe and juicy and generous. Firm but ripe tannins. Not bad.Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)
Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg
Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg was founded in 1933 on the marriage of Jeanne Gibourg and André Mugneret. Holdings then consisted of Bourgogne, village Nuits, village Vosne and Echezeaux. Their son Georges, an opthalmologist by day, added to the vineyards, but his acquisitions (Nuits 1ers Crus Vignes Rondes and Chaignots, Chambolle 1er Cru Feusselottes, and Grands Crus Clos Vougeot and Ruchottes Chambertin) were kept separate as Domaine Georges Mugneret. On Georges' death in 1988, his widow Jacqueline and daughter Marie-Christine took over. Marie-Andrée, the younger daughter joined them a little later having completed her studies as an oenologist. In 2009 the two domaine names were put together to become Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg, ending the prior confusion of labels. The sisters have proved more than safe hands as far as the winemaking is concerned, and these are top-flight Burgundies with that elusive balance of enough concentration allied with delicacy of expression and the capability to age well. All the vineyard management has been brought in-house (the domaine previously relied on two métayeurs for part of the vineyard) and the quality has reached new heights, its wines some of the most sought-after in the Côte de Nuits.
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