2017 Domaine Georges Roumier Musigny Grand Cru Domaine Georges Roumier, Musigny Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
95-98 Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2019)
Reduction and soft wood nuances are all that can be discerned today. Much more interesting are the super-sleek, velvety and powerful mineral-driven imposingly-scaled flavors that 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 25 to 30 years would not surprise me yet this is not particularly austere though it may evolve in that direction once it's bottled. One of the crown jewels of the 2017 vintage.
95-97 Neal Martin, Vinous (January 2019)
The 2017 Musigny Grand Cru comprises double the amount of the 2016 (hoorah!), which is still just one-and-a-half barrels (boo!) It has an exquisite bouquet of brambly black fruit, woodland scents, hints of black truffle and crushed flowers that seem to bloom with time. The palate is medium-bodied with lucid red fruit on the entry, delivering energy and superb depth, and almost sorbet-fresh toward the very persistent finish. A sublime Musigny.
94-96+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (January 2019)
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.