- Joint venture between Paul Pujol and Francois Millet - Comte Georges de Vogue
- Finest, most complete release yet under this label
- Chambolle-Musigny meets Central Otago
This Pinot Noir was made by Francois Millet, winemaker at the iconic Chambolle Musginy estate of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue. Francois even insisted on flying in his own hand pumps to ensure that the wine was made using the same tools exactly as he would in Burgundy. 100% destemmed from one parcel of the home block. Vinified in tank with one plunge by hand. Aged in 33% new oak for 17 months. A wine of beguiling fruit intensity and superb balance.
Deep red colour with a strong purple tint. The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried herbs touches. Oak is apparent early but recedes into balance with exposure to the air. The palate opens with powerful flavour and marked acidity. A concentrated, powerful and beautifully poised wine with energy and vitality, intensity and complexity, great pinosity and drive, with ample tannins backing the flavour but not tough or aggressive as Bendigo tannins can be. The aftertaste is very persistent and harmonious. This is a great wine. I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive