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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 25 
TypeRed
ProducerJacques-Frédéric Mugnier (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardClos de la Maréchale
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationNuits St. Georges 1er Cru
UPC Code(s)3554770018491

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2023 (based on 13 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See J.F. Mugnier Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.6 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 88 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Rezy13 on 7/7/2015 & rated 93 points: Tuesday Night Double Blind $60+ (Bin 75): Dull ruby, see through, pale rim; funk, sulfur, some peanut shells, great rose, extremely floral, intense sour cherry and strawberry, some herb, incense; softer palate, silky, great focus, ethereal, love the texture, light but nice depth; a bit confused but called Chambolle. (1748 views)
 Tasted by jerhardt on 7/4/2015 & rated 92 points: I own a bunch of this, so figured I would check in a bottle. Wow, was this open for business. So much more so than the last time I tried it a year ago. Svelte, sexy, and vibrant. Great burgundy. (1325 views)
 Tasted by DK Amateur on 6/27/2015: No prior decanting. Quite accessible after a short time in the glass; not quite sure it improved after that over, say, one and a half hour. Otherwise it is all it should be: Perhaps more earthy than the sexy smoothness of a Mugnier Chambolle (last tasted around 1992), but polished, pure, complex and wonderful; after the very highest standards it could perhaps be seen as lacking a little in the beauty of the aftertaste(which had a slight green note) and in the expansiveness of its possible future ethereal character. Still, a delight for what it is. (1299 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 5/29/2015 & rated 90 points: Black and red cherry starting to mature. Dried herb and subtle background spice. Moderate weight, but very balanced and elegant. This will be very good for at least a decade+. (2008 views)
 Tasted by maxima on 5/4/2015 & rated 90 points: Ahhh...ça pinote à souhait ici!
Au nez, c'est floral et sur les petites baies rouge.
En bouche, souple et digeste avec un beau fruit, des framboises et des fraises avec du poivre. Assez long et suave en finale.
Très bien. (2066 views)
 Tasted by Schmiddy on 4/29/2015: Second wine at the NSG tasting. A light rusty red wine with perfume and stable notes on the nose. Surprising few characters on the nose and on the palette. It is a straight forward wine with some acidity. I believe the wine is just closed and needs time to age. It may have entered its sleeping phase at the moment. (1894 views)
 Tasted by morelandks on 4/24/2015 & rated 91 points: bright, clear red color, clean fresh fruit (red currant at first, and then deepened into cherry after about an hour), some mushroom notes in the background. Paired very well with spiced venison. Overall impression was light and bright, with hints of more complex aromas appearing from time to time. (1741 views)
 Tasted by Casa HeRo on 2/28/2015 & rated 92 points: Meget god til honningmarinert andebryst med selbu blå, honning og balsamico saus. (1999 views)
 Tasted by Derek Darth Taster on 2/11/2015 & rated 93 points: Burgundy Night: Pick the Grand Cru (Extra Space): Tasted blind.
Appearance is clear, pale intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of soy sauce, earth, slight truffles, red cherries. Developing.
On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, medium tannins, medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of sweet red cherries, strawberry, earth, slight truffle. Long finish.
Quite approachable and had me guessing 2008 vintage.
Very good quality. Very nice drinking now. Will develop more tertiary notes over the next 5 years. (2237 views)
 Tasted by Curt Hawkins on 2/1/2015 & rated 89 points: Feminine wine nicely balanced good earth strawberries and sometimes big round red fruit. Would have scored higher, but seemed inconsistent over five days of drinking. A couple of times this seem to have a real brilliance and then other times it seemed flat. Maybe I took to long to consume it. (1855 views)
 Tasted by La Cave d'Argent on 11/21/2014 & rated 93 points: This medium garnet wine was among a multitude of "ringers" at a single-blind Central Coast Pinot Noir tasting. From a bottle generously provided by J.P., it fooled no one. Aromatically effusive of wild berries, sandalwood, violets and licorice, it follows with a medium-bodied, fresh palate of similar flavors. The tannins are nearly fully resolved and the alcohol (listed as 13%) is tightly integrated. Solid in the middle, it concludes with a lengthy, balanced aftertaste. This Burgundy is drinking beautifully at this point. It should be at its best over the next five years. Drink now-2019. (2500 views)
 Tasted by BigJul on 8/22/2014 & rated 91 points: Transparence, grande pureté aromatique, fraîcheur, fruits rouges, délicatesse, et acidité qui semble mieux intégrée aux autres éléments. Je me réconcilie petit à petit avec les Bourgogne rouges 2008 et ce vin ne fait pas exception. J'ai beaucoup aimé. 91 (3322 views)
 Tasted by ProfByron on 8/15/2014 & rated 90 points: I bought the 2008 rather than the 2009 after seeing comments on the 2009 being of quite a different style (high alcohol).

This has lovely delicacy, it fills out after a bit of breathing, it's suitably complex already, and with considerable charm. I'd prefer a touch more concentration but no more alcohol or ripeness - in a six year old premier cru that would just swamp any complexity. Drink over the next 5 years or so.

13% cork. (2906 views)
 Tasted by JJ888 on 7/6/2014 & rated 87 points: Initial pungent, crush red ants aromas. Some wet earth, but not as strong as some of the other Nuit St Georges I've tried. Black fruits, olives, some tar and rubber characteristics. Restrained and subtle flavors. On the palate, silky, red cherries, sweet grapefruit and pomegranate flavors. diaphanous layers of fruit and aromas. Good structure, nice acidity. A feminine wine. Drinking relatively well. (3401 views)
 Tasted by RA1 on 7/1/2014 & rated 90 points: Light strawberry taste. Smooth. Quite ethereal. Would never have guess NSG. Nice wine but expensive. (3091 views)
 Tasted by sbfern on 5/17/2014 & rated 91 points: Dark oak (3267 views)
 Tasted by Christoffer S on 2/16/2014: Flott vin. Beskjeden nese med røde bær, og litt møkkakjeller. Nydelige bringebær, markjordbær. Flott rød frukt. Fin syre og mineralitet. Grei lengde. Smal og lean, ikke feit. Mulig denne har ligget litt varmt, men åpen og fin vin. (3269 views)
 Tasted by Casa HeRo on 2/9/2014 & rated 90 points: Servert til helstekt indrefilet av svin med pannestekte poteter, østerssopp, blomkålpurre og bernaise. (2994 views)
 Tasted by Average Wine Guy (MH) on 1/25/2014 & rated 90 points: After 3-4 hours in the bottle, the 2008 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale is bright medium ruby in colour boasting a bouquet of fresh red currants, red berries with slight earth and fresh herbs. Juicy brilliant entry with fresh berries of pleasant fruit purity. Pretty structured with some tough acidity that might come in the way of its fruit flavours.

Another couple of hours the wine shuts down, with fruit flavours shyly hiding away, and acidity (alongside some alcohol) steps up its game. It's a strange point to have this wine at that given moment.

Nonetheless, after leaving it in the bottle for a total of 28 hours (with cork on), the wine begins flamboyantly showing itself with a beautifully attractive bouquet of expressive layered notes, an intertwine of fruit, earth, and even a hint of slightly floral notes. The palate definitely displayed a lot more balance and elegance with a persistent finish. Good NSG structure, but not too harsh. Will drink it anytime. Lots of potential here with this, definitely well-made. (2954 views)
 Tasted by bill00 on 1/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Bright, translucent ruby. Really elegant and bright NSG with pretty aromas of red cherry and spice. Stony minerality on the palate and finish. Could use some more time for the tannin and acidity to settle down. (2971 views)
 Tasted by jkuanl on 12/7/2013: Pop and pour over lunch - unyielding on the nose, palate fresh and sappy.

~7-8 hours later - nose more open, revealing red fruits, orange peel and hints of earth, sweetness has come out more to balance the zestiness. Closed back down after a couple hours of air

Nice, balanced, elegant drink that will need quite a bit of time (2762 views)
 Tasted by Rezy13 on 11/19/2013: Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Dull ruby, see through; floral, dark sour cherry, ripe, earth, fruit forward still; good and rich, tails off just a bit; very impressive nose but the palate is not as good; give this bottle a few more years. (2371 views)
 Tasted by tooch on 9/15/2013 & rated 90 points: Lots of spicy berries, some mushroom, and floral notes. Really lovely palate...sweet red fruits, with nice underbrush and earthy notes. Still has noticeable sweet oak notes, but I didn't find them distracting. (4113 views)
 Tasted by etigges on 9/7/2013 & rated 93 points: Surprisingly good and elegant for a NSG. Balanced and complex wine. (3237 views)
 Tasted by Rezy13 on 7/9/2013 & rated 91 points: Beautiful ruby with pinkish rim; floral, pretty red fruit, strawberry, but then there was some youthful notes of blue and purple berries; round on the entry with a firm snap of fruit and acidity on the finish, soft fruit in the mid and violets echo on the finish; very 2008 and a little boring at first with no NSG character; gave the remainder of the bottle an hour of air and the wine came alive, the midpalate filled out and the wine gained richness and power, red currants, more tannin, and more recognizable NSG nuances. (3813 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, The 2009 Red Burgundies (May 2011)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/9/2011)
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, January 2011, Issue #41
(Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges "Clos de la Maréchale" 1er 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Recently Tasted 2008 Burgundies in the Bottle A Great Vintage Not To Be Overlooked in the 2009 Frenzy
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The World of Fine Wine, March 2010, Issue #27
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2010, IWC Issue #149
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, January 2010, Issue #37
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/19/2009)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2009, Issue #24, The Superb 2008 Burgundy Vintage- Already in the Shadow of 2009?
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Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

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Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru

A.O.C. Nuits-Saint-Georges (Syndicat Viticole de Nuits-Saint-Georges)

 
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