2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanee
Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret farms an impressive 75 acres of vineyards across much of the Cote d'Or in Burgundy, covering 35 separate appellations. While this leads to many different styles of wines to be produced, their house style leans towards rich and supple wines, with impressive concentration that show well in their youth yet age with ease. Other than a portion of their Richebourg, all grapes are fully destemmed before a cool soak of 4-5 days prior to alcoholic fermentation. As a guide no more than 50% new oak is used in their premier cru wines, while up to 70% is used in their top grand cru plots. The wines are bottled after 18-22 months with no filtration.
A ripe and very spicy nose combines notes of anise and sandalwood with those of plum, dark cherry and a subtle application of wood. The velvety and rich medium-bodied flavors possess both excellent volume and mid-palate density while exhibiting good power on the solidly tannic finish. This isn't especially refined but there's fine underlying material and overall, this should make for a very good, and ageworthy, Vosne villages. Drink 2027+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Village is showing nicely, mingling notes of wild berries and petals with rich spices, deftly framed by a judicious touch of toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with velvety tannins and lively acids, it's a pretty, gourmand example of the vintage. Drink 2022 - 2042.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)