The 2001 Musigny Grand Cru is a fair-to-middling wine by Christophe Roumier’s high standards. I find it smudged on the nose, and missing the delineation of other vintages, as if the wood wants to shout over the fruit or terroir expression. Eventually I am able to eke out scents of blackberry and chlorophyll, but it never quite slips into fifth gear. The palate is medium-bodied with pointed sour cherry on the entry and slightly chewy tannins. There is modest depth, but this lacks some harmony toward the tea-leaf- and espresso-tinged finish. Tasted in November 2018 at the Roumier Musigny dinner at Épure in Hong Kong.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032
Robert Parker 91
A wine of wonderful depth, the elegant 2001 Musigny, exhibits a nose of blackberries, fresh herbs, and blueberries. This classy, pure, lively effort is light to medium-bodied, has impressive clarity of fruit, and boasts a long, cherry-filled finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012. Importer: Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines Company, New York, NY; tel; (212) 572-7725
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012