To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages
1 750mL 2003 Dom. Georges Comte de Vogüé Bonnes Mares (Bottle No. 00001)
1 750mL 2003 Dom. Georges Comte de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes (Bottle No. 00003)
Donation of Mr. Scott Clevenger
As you probably know, Comte de Vogüé bottlings are rare and highly sought after. As a measure to thwart counterfeiting, the Domaine sequentially numbers each of the bottles as they come off of the bottling line. What we have here, in addition to some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, is the very first bottle of 2003 Bonnes Mares filled at the Domaine, and the third bottle of Musigny. What a conversation piece for your cellar and dinner table!
Bonnes Mares: Boasting a nose of great ripeness and freshness, the 2003 Bonnes Mares offers aromas of waxy black fruits and spices. Medium to full-bodied, it resembles liquid silk in both its attack and mid-palate. Luxurious and sensual, this highly expressive wine coats the palate with black cherries and dark raspberries whose effects linger in its tannin-packed, slightly dry finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2020. 94 pts. (Robert Parker)
Musigny: (There were only 14 barrels produced instead of the usual 30-35) Unquestionably one of the glories of the vintage, the 2003 Musigny Vieilles Vignes brings forth a highly boisterous nose of spices, violets, roses, plums, blueberries, and black cherries. Deep, powerful, graceful, concentrated, and sensually textured, it slathers the mouth with plums, blueberries, and cherries. Notes of mocha are intermingled with licorice in its exquisitely long finish. This noble wine is crammed with tannin, yet it is sweet and ripe. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025+. 98 pts. (Robert Parker)
Estimate: $1,200- $1,750*
* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot. These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot. Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes. Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.