(13.8% alcohol): Deep red with ruby tones. Brooding aromas of black cherry, blueberry and chocolate are ripe and powerful but less expressive today than the Echézeaux and more marked by the vintage’s solaire character (the pH is also a bit higher than that of the Echézeaux, as there’s significantly less tartaric acidity here). Dense and velvety-thick; a clearly warmer style than the Echézeaux, with its black fruit and mineral flavors showing a chocolatey ripeness. A bit clenched and monolithic for young Musigny, finishing with building tannins and terrific length, this tight ball of a wine will need a long time in the cellar to express itself fully. But will it ever display the class of the Echézeaux?
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040
Robert Parker 94
The 2015 Musigny Grand Cru perhaps somewhat predictably has the most sophisticated bouquet amongst Prieur’s red wines, with mulberry and blackberry notes infused with cold stone and subtle sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin that feel quite “bony” at the moment, although it will mellow and gain more harmony. There is very fine focus on the finish with attractive salinity on the finish. Afford this a decade in the cellar if you can.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045