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 cuvÃ©es chez Jadot that saw some whole cluster this year.
Vinous – 96
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