• duvinetdeshommes Likes this wine: (89 points)

    April 16, 2016 - Premier nez sur la framboise et la canneberge. En bouche, le fruit est un peu mince à l’ouverture et le vin doit respirer pour perdre son côté fermier. Avec un peu d’aération, le nez se développe sur des notes d’épices douces et la bouche devient plus gourmande, éclatante et plus complexe, avec un léger côté ferreux et une petite touche de pâtisserie très agréable. Le lendemain, le vin est encore très bon et il s’est aussi légèrement bonifié. La prochaine bouteille sera ouverte dans deux ans.

    Mugnier a réussi à produire un vin qui transcende son millésime et j’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à boire ce pinot noir. Cela dit, je ne crois pas que son prix soit justifié. J’ai bu des vins aussi bons pour beaucoup moins chers!

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  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    March 30, 2016 - Decanted for 30 min prior drinking; this wine was stellar; better than I expected and really excellent. The nose is beautiful and classic Nuits, lovely raspberry, cherry, and cranberry, hints of anise, and the gamy, iron, mineral notes associated with NSG. The palate is more voluptuous than I expected for a 2011, but it is ripe and fleshy with plenty of acidity to keep things fresh and very well integrated tannins. The finish is harmonious. Really a beautifully made wine and a pleasure to drink. I still suspect it will be better in 4-8 years so would probably hold, but it certainly drinks nicely now.

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  • janholen wrote: (94 points)

    March 25, 2016 - Pop-n-pour. Although drinking this wine too young and without enough air this is a wonderful wine from a so-so vintage. Red cherry aroma, chalky and faint licorice characteristics on the nose. Very smooth and fine tannins which are integrated nicely. This is an extremely balanced and well-made wine showing great already. I bet the further complexities and nuances come to the forefront in the coming years. Will buy this wine again to find out! Found necessary to move up the score by a tick as by day 2 the wine was even better as deeper flavours had developed. What a great wine - best pinot noir in months.

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  • englishman's claret wrote: (88 points)

    November 22, 2015 - Lean, initially very horsey which blew off with a little air. Some green without being aggressive (e.g. 2004). Here it pays to spend a touch more and go for a better vintage with more Nuits character; leagues behind the 10.

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  • nadecesse wrote: (91 points)

    October 9, 2015 - M'a semblé cette fois légèrement moins expressif et un peu plus ferme en final (finement végétal), mais toujours excellent. 90-91

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  • nadecesse wrote: (91 points)

    September 26, 2015 - Gouté rapidement à son arrivée. Bouquet doté d'une superbe pureté, c'est fin avec entre autres de la fleur, du fruit rouge et du minéral. La bouche est éthérée, toute en douceur et transparente, bien qu'elle ne soit pas incroyablement profonde elle n'apparait jamais mince. Finale plus harmonieuse qu'anticipé, puisque je n'ai pas trouvé la petite rusticité du 2010 ni aucune trace végétale souvent associée au millésime. Un millésime plus immédiat, j'ai adoré! Au moins 91, peut-être un peu plus.

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  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 18, 2015 - This wine will warrant a 2 -3 point higher score with 3 more years of bottle age. Beautiful purity of bright red pinot fruit and already expressing secondary characteristics of truffle / mushroom, forest floor, and a striking minerality. A great burgundy for the price!

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: (87 points)

    June 6, 2015 - From 375 ml bottle. Red cherry throughout, slightly lean, elegant spice and textures. Faint hint of green notes on nose, none on palate. Good now.

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  • JOsgood wrote:

    May 29, 2015 - Served blind at the Domaine by Frederic. Lovely nose. Good grip and red fruits on the palate. I'd love to drink this with a nice roast chicken.

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  • redknife Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 25, 2015 - Took it to dinner with GA
    Popped and poured which was a big mistake. The last sip 2 1/2 hrs later was much better. Big tannins with plenty of fruit this wine will improve much with cellaring. Will revisit in 3-5 years but I feel this will shine in around 10 years.

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