2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg


This awesome wine is a blend of all their village parcels. 80% from the plot just behind the domaine which is 3 different parcels and then 5% from Chalandins and then 15% from the 'Combe Blanche' a gorgeous richness on the nose. heady and joyful. Palate has more shape and edge to it. There’s a clean lined cut to the core of pert fruit. Blueberry and ripe raspberry - but some dried red petals too. aromatic and lifted. So pretty but not lightweight. Drinking range: 2020 - 2027L&S(Nov 2018)

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The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Village is the last vintage to include the parcel in La Colombière. It offers red cherry and crisp strawberry fruit on the tightly packed bouquet, undergrowth scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, smooth and velvety in the mouth, yet I find that the 2018 maybe shows a little more complexity on the finish. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 89 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2020)

(from 5 different parcels located in La Columbière, Champs Goudins and Le Pré de la Folie, which are contiguous vineyards located below the village and above the Route Nationale). A background application of wood sets off the cool and very fresh aromas of spiced plum, dark currant and violet. The sleeker and pliant medium weight flavors possess both good detail and punch before concluding in a balanced, complex and sneaky long finish. Lovely stuff. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 89-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)

Bright, zesty fruit that's almost raw. Lots of suave fruit. Racy, rich and a hint of chestnuts but lots of depth and background. Very rewarding. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Village is a beauty, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet berry fruit, violets, smoky bass notes and a delicate framing of new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and pure, with a strikingly vibrant core of juicy fruit, mouthwatering acids and a fragrant, expansive finish. As usual, this is one of the finest village Vosne cuvées to be found this year. Rating: 90-92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Village is the only Village Cru this year - expect a separate La Colombière bottling in 2018. Matured in 20% new oak, it has a very seductive dark cherry and boysenberry bouquet that opens up nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit and good body and density for a Village Cru, plus a touch of spicebox and tobacco on the finish. Very fine. Drinking range: 2021 - 2030 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2019)

This combines the various parcels, but maybe in the near future they will separate... La Colombière for example. Fresh and bright. It has a certain herbal crunch. Moderate concentration. It is quite zesty on the finish. Rating: 15.75 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)

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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