February 25, 2017 - Even this wine which was beautiful in its youth is now giving way to the strong herbaceous qualities of the vintage, here the fruit and texture made this more forgiving and drinkable.
January 29, 2017 - Oh Oh... This is good... This is great a nice pinky noir that fast fantastic.
January 7, 2017 - Decanted and poured
Earthy spicy strawberry flavors, bright juicy acidity, a real joy to drink now.
December 9, 2016 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (I Nonni, St. Paul, MN): Medium dark red color. PNP, open for an hour or so at the table I think; drank 1 glass over an hour. I thought this showed very well. Bright, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, spiced on the nose. The palate has a nice core of red fruit with some more nuanced darker fruit, a little sourness to the fruit, nice texture with good overall balance and lift, spiced finish. A touch young, but really drinking quite well. 91+pts.
December 9, 2016 - Opened at I Nonnies upon arrival and started drinking about an hour later. Showing Mugnier's tell tale fruit purity, balance and lacy elegance. Mix of red and dark fruit, spice, earthiness and mineral with excellent lift. I bought about 4 bts total from the 2011Burg vintage beyond a couple basic bougognes but, even in an off vintage, Mugnier comes through with classic balanced Burgundy and a lovely NSG! I only have one more and should have bought a couple more.
November 25, 2016 - Was pumped to see this on a wine list at a restaurant and for a reasonable price!
Beautifully Burgundian nose of restrained fruit and quite a bit of earth. On the lighter side and true to the vintage but with everything nicely balanced. Really lovely.
September 12, 2016 - PnP. A bit shy on the nose, requiring some vigorous swirling to coax its high toned cherry nose out of the glass. Good freshness and purity with very fine tannins. Could almost be a chambolle but some notes of earth and underbrush betray its NSG origins. Lacking a little in weight but you get the transparency which mugnier is renowned for. Would probably hold on to these for a couple more years before popping the next one.
August 27, 2016 - Overall impression is that this is a beautiful 2011. A great winemaker with this difficult vintage. Nose is pure, cool, subdued and beautiful, with a miniscule touch of green. I don't think this will improve much with age. Drink now.
August 11, 2016 - From magnum. Started with lots of red berry nose and palate, but overt green pepper aromas (not quite vegetal) at first I didn't fully enjoyed. That green aspect completely dissipated after open 30+ minutes, and the more charming red fruit took control thereafter.
July 31, 2016 - Wines of Good Hope: Summer 2016; 7/9/2016-8/31/2016 (River's Inlet, British Columbia): Comparable to the bottle opened in Burgundy two months ago. Aromatically very good. Lots of raspberry and tart red cherry. Tightly wound at first but decanting helped. Some baking spices hanging around as well. Came back to a different half bottle of this left over after a day and it was actually really good juice, just young. Very pleasant.