Reviews & Scores
"...revealing cranberry and hints of hoisin, sous-bois, tobacco and crushed stone aromas, all very complex. The palate is medium-bodied, with supple tannin framing pure dark berry fruit laced with brown spice, tobacco and sage. This Musigny displays wonderful density and power, yet retains the precision of a noble Burgundy on the long finish."
Frédéric Barnier only uses one-third new oak on this grand cru, to the benefit of the wine, in my view. This is refined and aromatic, with all the heady perfume and subtle, fine-grained texture you expect from a Musigny, alongside crunchy raspberry and red cherry fruit.
Aromas of blood orange, rose petals and ripe wild berries introduce the 2017 Musigny Grand Cru (Domaine Louis Jadot), a full-bodied, deep and layered wine with superb depth and mid-palate amplitude, a generous core of sappy fruit and fine, chalky structuring tannins. It's a gorgeous Musigny that might well develop along the lines of the superb 2000 rendition. Barnier told me that this was one of the few cuvées chez Jadot that saw some whole cluster this year.