2012 Mugneret Gibourg Clos Vougeot (750ml)

2012 Mugneret Gibourg Clos Vougeot (750ml)

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96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

A background application of wood spice can be detected on the very fresh and unusually high-toned nose, indeed this is presently even airy with a mix of red berry fruit and only touches of earth. There is outstanding richness to the seductively textured and suave big-bodied flavors that also brim with palate coating dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background on the hugely persistent finish that is a bit less austere than usual. This is packed with potential, in fact it is so good that I would go so far as to say that it's the best young Mugneret Clos de Vougeot that I have seen in a long time and I include the great vintages of the past for it such as 1959, 1961, 1964 1966, 1976 and 1991 in that statement. Note that this stunningly beautiful effort should more than fully reward longer-term cellaring and it will need at least 8 to 10 years before it will be enjoyable. (1/2015)

94 Vinous

Good medium red with a faint amber edge. Deeper-pitched on the nose than the '14, but with a lovely rose petal high note to lift its musky aromas of red cherry, raspberry and earth. Very rich, chewy, powerful wine with superb subtle sweetness to its sappy flavors of red fruits, orange zest, mocha, minerals, spices and soil. Finishes with substantial tannins that avoid dryness. This powerfully structured wine will require at least another five years for its spine of acidity to harmonize fully with its considerable flesh. A splendid wine of terroir but be patient! (13.1% alcohol; 3.5 pH; 40 hl/h; harvested on September 22) (Drink between 2024-2044) ST (10/2019)