A breathtakingly spicy nose is comprised by aromas of black cherry, raspberry, exotic tea and a wide array of floral elements. The super-sleek, velvety and powerful mineral-driven flavors are imposingly-scaled flavors, which despite the opulent richness retain lovely delineation on the almost painfully intense and hugely long finish. The supporting tannins are the ripest in the range though they make it indisputably clear that this is destined for a very long life, indeed 20 to 25 years would not surprise me. One of the crown jewels of the 2017 vintage. Drink 2037+
Mid purple, or deeper, the nose suggests majesty with some restraint, and a touch of whole bunch complexity. Still a baby but this is showing beautifully with a great delicacy. A co-taster tells me that he often finds ginger in Musigny. Seamless glorious wine, with wonderful length as well. Of course, Impeccable oaking. The 2017 crop has yielded 1.5 barrels with two thirds new wood, and 80% whole bunch fermentation. Still in its cocoon of infancy, this Musigny however looks destined to be a great one.
There are one and a half barrels of the 2017 Musigny Grand Cru, a superb but reserved wine that unwinds to reveal aromas of rose petal, cherries, raspberries, sweet spices, orange rind and espresso roast. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and complete, with a layered, multidimensional core, lively acids and a long, resonant finish. Like the Bonnes-Mares, this looks to be one of the wines of the vintage, though it's even less outgoing at this early stage.