And now for the main course..., tasted at the domaine, this Musigny had been bottled the week before. Like many wines straight from the barrel, this Musigny had a sumptuous, deep, black cherry colour resulting in exclamations such as: "Oh! My Word!" from Ammar Al-Gevrey. Aged in 100% new oak and the wonderful pinot fruit conceals any overt oakiness. Elusive on the nose initially, it then opens up with touches of sweet tobacco (Cognac-dampened Cohiba), dark chocolate. Yet still suggestive, not evocative. The full impact of this young grand cru appears on the palate: sumptuous black fruits, luxurious cassis flavours, rich black cherry, utterly marvelous. Imagine having a deep, lingering kiss with Laetitia Casta and you will understand how this wine caresses the palate. But this is not a ripe pinot overdose since it is held together in a beguiling structure by geodesic domes of acidity and tannin. Richesse et noblesse! Scores 27-29/30 for a Musigny.