Robert Parker 94-97
Produced from a parcel located in the southwestern, south-facing part of its terroir, a section known as “Les Petits Musigny,” Prieur’s 2002 Musigny displays mouth-watering scents of violets, roses, blueberries, and blackberries. Medium to full-bodied and revealing magnificent depth of fruit as well as purity of flavors, it exhibits detailed waves of blueberries, flowers, and dark cherries in its liquid velvet-like personality. This concentrated, profound wine should be at its best between 2008 and 2022.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2022
Good dark red. Captivating aromas of berry fruit, pepperoni pizza, game and peony. Wonderfully rich, gamey and sweet, but less evolved than most 2002s. Plush wine with very fresh fruit and noteworthy energy and grip. Finishes very spicy, youthful and long, with suave tannins and a repeating wild quality. Winemaker Nadine Gublin noted that there was no fining or filtration back in 2002 (nowadays she lightly filters these wines). This wine shows very good precision but not quite the complexity of the 2013.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030