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No wine before its time...

I've been writing about the glories of mature wines lately (see this newsletter or my earlier blog posting). Then today I saw this, from one of my favorite winemakers, Freddy Mugnier in Chambolle-Musigny (whose wines we used to import for a number of years)...

Just like Orson Welles intoned on those old Paul Masson TV commercials in the 60s- "We will sell no wine before its time"! Kudos to Freddy - I couldn't have said it better, and it's great to see someone take a strong stand like this. I have a few different vintages of the Mugnier Musigny in my cellar awaiting their proper day in the sun (which I find to be 15+ years from the vintage, plus or minus depending on the vintage, of course.) I do wonder what the pricing will be like when he starts to release the Moose after many years in the cellar. It's been running about $1,000 per bottle over the last few years for the new releases. It can only go up from there, I would imagine. It will be interesting to follow this, and to see if any other producers start to follow suit...