1996 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru "Vieilles Vignes"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This bright, dark ruby-colored wine is exceptional. Its enticing nose reveals extraordinarily refined aromas of a myriad of flowers soaked in cherries, blueberries and traces of sweet mocha. This oily-textured, full-bodied, perfectly harmonious, and compellingly delineated wine could not be any more elegant. It possesses awesome depth, concentration, and purity in its violet and cherry cream pie-flavored personality. Moreover, its formidably long finish displays a strong yet satiny backbone. I predict it will evolve magnificently. (PR)
*Cellar Selection* Harmony defined. Full-bodied and without a glitch, here's a red Burgundy so supple it caresses the palate, all the while delivering a mineral, terroir-driven character that's simply spectacular. (PM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Very good deep red-ruby. Black cherry, boysenberry, rose petal, licorice, minerals, shoe polish, mint and white pepper on the nose. Extremely unyielding today in the middle palate, and dominated by its rather large structure. Exotic hints of citrus fruit keep the flavors bright and sharp. Then extremely long and authoritative on the back end. A wine of great potential, but it's all nose and finish today. May ultimately merit a considerably higher score. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Still relatively if no longer completely primary with very sappy pinot fruit, note of rosemary and black cherries, anise and clove with earthy flavors and a pronounced minerality. This is not especially dense and the tannins are quite fine with a certain dusty aspect to them. That said, this is a powerful wine with excellent length and perfect balance which should live for a very long time.