RUCHOTTES CHAMBERTIN

2018 Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

EN PRIMEUR

Intensity - wild berry fruit, peppery, lively, bracing and a little bit fierce. Red and black little berries with good fresh acidity and a bright salty freshness. Gorgeous.L&S(Nov 2019)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 3)

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(from 55+ year old vines). As is usually the case, this is less spicy but more floral with its earthy array of sauvage-inflected dark berry fruit aromas. The sleek, intense and attractively textured broad-shouldered flavors possess focused power while the lingering and youthfully austere finish offers excellent depth. The tannins are fine but definitely firm and this will require extended cellaring to reveal its full potential. Drinking range: 2035 - Rating: 92-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2020)

The 2018 Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru was showing extremely well, soaring from the glass with an exuberant bouquet of cherries, raspberries, blood orange, espresso roast, dark chocolate and nicely integrated new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and supple, with almost melting tannins that are entirely cloaked in rich but lively fruit and concluding with a beautifully defined finish. If the 2017 Ruchottes is ethereal and supremely elegant, the 2018 occupied a richer, more gourmand and textural register, but it remains exquisitely well balanced. Rating: 95-97 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2020)

The 2018 Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru is matured in 70% new oak. It has a broody, introspective nose at first, but there is a sense of nascent intensity as it gradually unfurls in the glass, revealing raspberry, wild strawberry and crushed limestone aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers supple, pliant tannins. Quite saline in the mouth, with admirable density and complexity on the mineral-rich finish. This seems to revel in the 2018 vintage. A wonderful Ruchottes. Drinking range: 2023 - 2048 Rating: 96-98 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2020)

2000 planting of the young vines. 50/50 old and young vines. First vintage 2012 combining the two. Light spice aroma. Pure, ‘light’ silky, fine texture and a mineral freshness on the finish. Delicacy and intensity. Saline & sustained finish. Drinking range: 2026 - 2035 Rating: 98 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2019)

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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