1989, Comte Vogue, Musigny Vv

Musigny, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: Now+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 10-Jun-2019

(last tasted June 2017). I have tasted this many times since I originally reviewed it and the '01 Musigny has displayed quite a bit of bottle variation with some examples being fantastic and others being almost difficult to like. There is some secondary development now evident on the very spicy nose that also displays notes of sandalwood, soy, dried flowers and dried herbs on the mostly red berry fruit nose. There is fine detail and ample minerality present on the intense, powerful and focused medium-bodied flavors that exhibit impeccably good balance on the explosively long finish. For my taste this is getting close to its peak but it's not quite there yet so I would suggest holding for another 2 to 4 years first. On the less impressive side, some bottles are drying out or have displayed lactic and/or cheese-like, menthol and rubber-like aromas that I have also found on a bottle of the Les Amoureuses. In short, when it’s good it’s wonderful but when it’s not, well, it’s not. 96?/2021+