By Maison Joseph Drouhin
2015 Musigny from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
The 2015 Musigny from the storied Maison Joseph Drouhin offers a compelling chapter in the chronicles of Burgundian excellence. With a career spent delving into the tapestry of vintages that have emerged from this venerable region, the 2015 vintage has indeed etched a permanent mark upon my palate's memory.
Maison Joseph Drouhin: A Standard-Bearer for Burgundy
As one perennially at the heart of Burgundy's viticulture, Maison Joseph Drouhin maintains an unwavering dedication to expressing terroir. The house's approach is both traditional and precise, aligned with biodynamic practices that allow the unique Musigny climat to radiate through every sip.
A Vintage Singled Out by Time and Nature
It was in 2015 when nature conspired to create conditions leading to near-perfect balance and ripeness. The growing season was marked by a timely spring and a benevolent summer that rendered grapes with optimal concentration. This unique year is expressed in the intricate layering of flavors that signature the 2015 Musigny, standing out from its brethren with a particular vibrancy and intensity.
The wine opens with an alluring bouquet—dense cherry fruit laced with hints of violet and earthy undertones that testify to its Musigny heritage. On the palate, the 2015 Musigny unfolds like a carefully scripted opera, full of tension, depth, and nuance. It embodies structured yet supple tannins and an acidity that dances across the taste buds, ensuring a lengthy and resounding finish—a testament to winemaking finesse.
An Investment Worthy of Consideration
For investors of fine wines, the allure of the 2015 Musigny cannot be overstated. It supports an exceptional potential for cellaring, promising an evolution that could only magnify its current splendor. The investment prowess of this wine is fortified by both its superlative vintage character and the repute of Maison Joseph Drouhin—one which garners esteem in cellars globally.
In summary, the 2015 vintage from Maison Joseph Drouhin is a paradigmatic reflection not just of an exceptional year but also of the enduring legacy that Musigny holds within the tapestry of fine wines. Its harmonious interplay between fruit, tannin, and acidity marks it as a distinguished investment choice for connoisseurs looking to bolster their collections with a wine emblematic of Burgundian artistry—a vintage poised to grace palates for years to come.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2015 Musigny Grand Cru has a thoroughbred bouquet with ripe blackberry, briary, undergrowth and marine scents that blossom in the glass. The palate is supple in the mouth, perhaps less tensile than the Bonnes Mares albeit with superb depth and grip. You are almost on the verge of dismissing this Musigny, then it fans out in convincing fashion, with plenty of gusto and conviction, belatedly reminding you that this is one of the most revered vineyards in the world. Perhaps not as immediate as the Bonnes-Mares, nevertheless, this will turn out to be grandiose Musigny destined to be up there with the best.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016