2014 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Vougeot 'les Cras' 1er Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $59.94 (reg. $69.94)
The Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin praised Mongeard’s 2014’s for showing “greater precision and terroir expression” than ever before and selected the Les Cras one of his favorites from lineup.
The 2014 Les Cras 1er cru is a gorgeous expression of the site, which borders the very center portion of the grand cru Clos de Vougeot, yet shows a more elegant profile of “vivid raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and mineral scents...sappy red berry fruit and a long, sustained finish” (92pts Wine Advocate). Fortunately for all of us, the pricing has not caught up with quality, which makes this an extraordinary opportunity to grab a quality bottle of 1er cru Vougeot for under $60!
Robert Parker has remarked that Mongeard-Mugneret’s wines “always seem to show well young, but age nicely for 10-15 years” and 2014 overall yielded wines that will deliver pleasure both now and later. As Neal Martin says, "this is a vintage that I am going to enjoy for many years and so will you." Cheers!