Vinous – 97
The fireworks continue with the 1993 Musigny from Comtes de Vogüé. Still quite young, the 1993 possesses striking, lifted aromatics to match its intense bright red fruit. I have long been a fan of the 1993 red Burgudies. This is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. A decidedly bold, extroverted Musigny, de Vogue’s 1993 will drink well for another two decades. Tonight, it is absolutely stellar.
Robert Parker – 94
Now at 21 years old, the Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1993 still has a youthful appearance with little sign of aging on the rim. The nose is really quite stunning: Dorset plum, wilted violet, cold, wet limestone and a touch of bay leaf. This is a precise nose, one that keeps everything under tight control, but at the same time sensual and approachable. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus fresh opening. This is extremely focused, fresh and linear with superb mineralité that takes time to really be uncovered in the glass. To quibble (a little), perhaps you could argue that the aromatics demonstrate more complexity and nuance than the palate, but it remains a very fine 1993 grand cru that will stay on its plateau for another 10-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030