BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2015 : LES 10 PREMIERS DE DECANTER

From DECANTER  Feb 17, 2017

Les dégustateurs de l’influente revue britannique Decanter ont publié leur classement des Bourgogne rouges 2015. Résultats en images et anglais, mais sans les prix…

N°1 — MUSIGNY
DOMAINE JACQUES-FRÉDÉRIC MUGNIER
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

The quintessence of great red Burgundy.
Deep red, as it usually is at Mugnier, although they cannot explain why.
Voluptuous nose with more dark fruits than usual, black cherries and blueberries providing a lavish but not blowsy fruitiness.
Rich and majestic, full-bodied and weighty, with no rough edges or signs of excessive extraction.
Highly concentrated but not to excess, it has underlying acidity that gives tension and poise as well as persistence.

Drinking Window: 2022 – 2045

 

 

N°2 — LA TÂCHE GRAND CRU
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI
VOSNE-ROMANÉE

Intense, sweet raspberry nose. Ultra-refined, if less sumptuous than Richebourg, showing a polished oakiness.

Fine attack, lean and limpid, completely different from the more assertive Richebourg.

There is an emphasis on clarity and precision here with fine-grained tannins supporting the fruit.

A chiselled beauty, linear and very persistent.

Drinking Window: 2021 – 2040

 

N°3 — ROMANÉE-CONTI
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI
VOSNE-ROMANÉE

Rich, voluptuous red fruits.

More accessible than usual, with some floral notes.

Lean and intense, with tremendous purity of fruit.

Stylish tannins and refreshing acidity.

Linear, tight, and persistent, and although very similar to La Tâche in structure, it has a tad more length.

Drinking Window: 2021 – 2045

 

 

N°4 — CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE
DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN

Brooding dark fruits on the nose, super-ripe without any jamminess or overt oakiness.
Splendid attack, with power and tension.
The firm tannins are much more pronounced than in Chambertin, and provide a lot of grip. Truly adolescent and shouldn’t be broached for years.
The fruit is currently submerged beneath the assertive structure – this has 13.7% alcohol without any chaptalisation, hence the power.

It may well overtake the more elegant Chambertin in 20 years, but who knows?

Drinking Window: 2022 – 2050

 

 

N°5 — BONNES MARES GRAND CRU
DOMAINE DUJAC
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

Super-ripe cherry and raspberry nose, with no trace of jamminess.

Very rich and compact, and undoubtedly tannic, yet this is among the most polished of the Bonnes Mares, lifted by an almost racy acidity.

There is tension and vigour, but also an underlying fleshiness and weight of fruit.

Powerful but not overbearing, and very long on the finish.

Drinking Window: 2019 – 2035

 

 

N°6 — MUSIGNY GRAND CRU
DOMAINE COMTE GEORGE DE VOGÜÉ
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

Subtle cherry nose with black fruits. More brooding and restrained than Bonnes Mares, becoming more heady with aeration.

Sleek attack, again less forthright than Bonnes Mares, but with an irresistible, velvety character that overrides the firm tannins.
Fresh acidity enlivens the finish, which is polished, spicy, and very long.

There’s real grandeur which can only amplify with time.

Drinking Window: 2021 – 2042

 

 

N° 7 — BONNES MARES GRAND CRU
DOMAINE COMTE GEORGE DE VOGÜÉ
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

Deep red, almost to the embarrassment of the winemaker, but it’s on account of the small berries and ratio of skins to juice.

Heady and sumptuous nose, with cherries and black fruits, flamboyant and generous.

A bold attack, forthright, very concentrated and assertive, but it has a wild character that’s in contrast to the more refined style of most Chambolles.
The power and exuberance are irresistible; full of energy and flair, with a very long finish showing firm tannins.

Drinking Window: 2021 – 2042

 

N°8 — MUSIGNY GRAND CRU
DOMAINE FAIVELEY
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

Only 160 bottles made.

A flamboyant nose with rich cherry fruit, a hint of mocha as well as lurking red fruits.

Very rich, with a full-bodied, super-concentrated and spicy palate displaying great power.

A stupendous wine even if not classic Musigny.

Majestic and sumptuous, with a very long finish.

Drinking Window: 2019 – 2035

 

N°9 — BONNES MARES GRAND CRU
DOMAINE BRUNO CLAIR
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

From the Morey Saint-Denis sector of Bonnes Mares.

Lightly toasted nose with raspberries and cherries.

Rich and rounded palate with lavish fruit, without being heavy-handed or extracted.

The tannins are ripe and the acidity keen and persistent, giving the wine its elegance and poise.

Drinking Window: 2019 – 2035

 

 

N°10 — BONNES MARES GRAND CRU
DOMAINE GEORGES ROUMIER
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

From vines with an average age of 45 years.
A sumptuous, super-ripe nose, but without any trace of jamminess.

Very rich, suave and polished, with no rough edges and tremendous depth of flavour.

Tannic of course, but without excessive extraction.
There is plenty of grip on the finish, which is very long and perfectly balanced.

Lush and seductive.

Drinking Window: 2020 – 2040

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