Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Vieille Vigne Grand Cru 2009
Mongeard Mugneret entered into the world of Burgundy wine in the 18th century; now its entire holding covers over 25 hectare, across 22 appellations
Always an excellent source for excellent Burgundy wines at reasonable price
Vincent Mongeard describes 2009 as a "very clean crop... first time that I have ever seen this kind of quality linked to this kind of quality and that includes 1990 and 1999...
...I really like the quality of the 09's because not only are they excellent but there is a tenderness to the wines that makes them very appealing"
From vines in Les Rouges du Bas planted in 1929, 80+ years ago
Burghound: 90-93 "Somewhat surprisingly given the high percentage of new wood, this is reduced. As is usually the case however, the big-bodied and extremely concentrated flavors are brimming with extract which confers a seductive mouth feel to the austere and long but ever-so-mildly warm finish. The wood isn't shy on the finish but if there is any wine in the range that can successfully integrate its oak treatment, this is it." (Jan 2011)