Red Burgundy Masterpieces:
2010 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans & 2005 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

Posted by Ian McFadden

This is a blatantly idiosyncratic coupling of Burgundies. The only reasoning is that these are two Burgundies that I love to drink.

They offer purity, incredible finesse, and structures that will allow them to age wonderfully and develop the haunting nuance that makes Burgundy so special. 

The 2010 Volnay 1er Cru Champans is one of my favorite Champans of the past decade. When it comes to Mugneret-Gibourg's Vosne, I've easily drunk a case of this wine, and it's amazing each time. 

The 2010 Champans showcases the finessed side of Champans in a way that I haven't seen in this typically muscular wine before. The wine has a radiant clarity and tension-filled concentration that's thrilling. There's a dazzling high-toned and perfumed character to the wine.

Champans has an extraordinary track record for aging. Every time we've had the opportunity to drink old Champans they've been amazing. We’ve had bottles with fifty years of age that were still gorgeously fresh and completely stunning. There's no doubt that the 2010 Champans will be a distance runner.

Switching to Mugneret-Gibourg's 2005 Vosne, this is an especially seductive and elegant version of a wine that always has an abundance of these qualities. It's concentrated and boasts plenty of spice and polished swagger. The wine's density and balance has allowed it to age beautifully, and it's still holding a good amount in reserve. 

I'll wrap this up by underscoring that both of these are extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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