By Maison Joseph Drouhin
2000 Musigny from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
If one were to seek a beacon of Burgundy's quintessence, you need look no further than the 2000 Musigny from Maison Joseph Drouhin. This exquisite vintage etches itself into the annals of vintner lore with its poetic expression of terroir and time. My personal narrative with Maison Joseph Drouhin's meticulous craft spans four decades; it is a tale woven through each harvest, bearing witness to their unremitting pursuit of viticultural distinction.
Investing in the 2000 Musigny: A Chronicle of Elegance
At the dawn of the millennium, Burgundy was blessed with a rather harmonious climate, its vines spared the climatic tribulations that often beset this hallowed region. The 2000 Musigny captures this serendipity in the bottle — a symphony where fruit, earth, and climate converge. Imbibers are graced with a vintage in which Maison Joseph Drouhin has artfully accentuated the natural poise of their famed Pinot Noir grapes.
The Unmistakable Character of 2000
The year 2000 provided a canvas upon which Maison Joseph Drouhin painted with delicate but confident strokes. The vivid portrayal of Musigny's remarkable terroir is evident in every sip; cherry and ripe red berries dance alongside whispers of truffle and forest floor on the palate. Tannins, draped in silk, support an enduring structure while never obscuring the wine’s complex narrative.
Wine investment enthusiasts seeking to diversify their portfolios would do well to contemplate the virtuosity encapsulated by this vintage. Its stability and maturation speak volumes of not merely its craftsmanship but also its enduring legacy as one of Burgundy's standouts.
The 2000 Musigny from Maison Joseph Drouhin sits comfortably at the nexus of collectability and drinkability. For those who venerate storied terroirs and patient artisanal winesmithing, it is not just an acquisition but a cornerstone in a well-curated wine investment collection.
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Scores and tasting notes
Violets, roses, and black cherries are found in the aromatic profile of the medium to dark ruby-colored 2000 Musigny. An elegant, yet powerfully expressive wine, it broadens on the palate displaying copious red cherries and currants. Armed with outstanding depth of fruit and structure, this beautifully detailed offering also possesses a long, flavorful finish. Projected maturity: 2005-2012. Importer: Dreyfus Ashby, New York, NY; tel. (212) 818-0770
Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2003