Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux La Grande Complication 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Echezeaux Grand Cru
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy Production:
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=94+ Matured in 300-litre barrels made from oak that Mongeard selects and seasons himself, the 2019 Echézeaux Grand Cru La Grande Complication is a special cuvée that derives from vines planted in 1945 with the family's massal selections, located in the lieu-dit of Les Treux. Unwinding in the glass with notes of orange rind, rose petals, exotic spices, cherries and berries, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with a concentrated, tightly wound core that shows considerable promise for long-term cellaring. Fermented 100% whole bunches, it's one of the more reserved wines in the range.
AM=91-94 An overtly toasty nose features notably ripe notes of various dark berries laced with a plethora of floral and spice wisps. There is both excellent volume and intensity to the muscular, serious and broad-shouldered flavours that exude a subtle minerality on the palate coating and solidly persistent finish. This is lovely and while it is quite firm, it's not so backward that it will be unapproachable before full maturity. Note: from selected vines in a .36 ha parcel of Les Treux that was planted in 1945; the wine, which is intended to replace the prior cuvée known as Echézeaux Vieilles Vignes, comes in a special 3-bottle case that looks very much like a briefcase with snaps containing a brochure that explains the selection. For readers' edification, in watchmaking, a complication is a function that is added to the hour, a minute or second hand of a watch. An ultra-complicated watch is one where the movement combines all three complications in one and it is from this usage that the name La Grande Complication derives; made with 100% whole clusters and raised in one 300-litre 100% new barrel, which should equal about 400 bottles.