The 2017 Musigny Grand Cru, which contains just under 50% stems, demands more coaxing than the Les Amoureuses, eventually 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. Outstanding.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
Robert Parker 94
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 cuvees chez Jadot that saw some whole cluster this year.