Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux

  • 2009 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bonnes Mares - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
    Late release. Black fruit, soil and coffee on the nose. Supple and full on the palate with a deep core of pure fruit with fine concentration and balance. (93 pts.)

  • 2001 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
    Aromas of wild berries and soil. Intense and concentrated palate supported by ample tannins, but lacking fruit and energy! (92 pts.)

  • 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
    Complex plums, spice and soil on the nose. Ample, layared palate, richly textured with a prominent core of green fruit and showing more vintage character than terroir! (91 pts.)

  • 2005 Domaine Robert Arnoux Romanée St. Vivant - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
    Late release. Attractive, expressive bouquet of blackcurrant and soil. Concentrated palate with firm tannins, black fruit, earth and penetrating spice. (93 pts.)

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Thanks for the note, I have the CSJ so I was curious about it.


Sounds like a pretty lackluster showing for the Musigny and RSV? Do you think it’s a timing thing for either of those wines, or just what they are? Thanks for your recent notes btw - you’ve been drinking well!

I´ve tasted all big 3 2004 Rousseau in early 2007, and they were full of green meanies and really not enjoyable …

I must have had a better bottles of the Musigny. I tasted it thrice so far. Few of my notes:

Soon after release at a comparative tasting of top 2001s ( which incl DRC, Leroy, and Rousseau)
2001 Musigny was very vibrant. Held against light it was translucent; brilliant ruby red colour. The nose, too, was amazing with a concoction of star anise, soy and rose petals. On the palate a array of dark fruits was followed by a cedary finish. It had excellent grip. A real stunner.

At a de Vogue Musigny vertical in 2016:
2001 Musigny: Seductive. Sauve. Less intense fruit ( cf adjacent wines) but perfectly proportioned. Amazing drinkable.

Yes a bit disappointing! with the Musigny lacking balance and RSV the spicetones were sticking out …

I don´t think the RSV 2005 is disapointing … at least I´m not reading this with 93 points … and I´ve tasted it 2 times, however 10 years ago and from cask.
I simply think a 2005 of this level is too young, needs more time … I had a Village Chambolle-M (Arnoux) recently, and also this one was on the young side and not really expressive …

The Romanee Saint Vivant is a 0.375 ha plot located next to La Grande Rue. The vines here are close to 100 years old and they only got 20 hl/ha in 2015

Charles Lachaux made changes at the estate in recent vintages ; less use of new oak, less extraction and a quite high percentage of whole cluster grapes in the wines.