Domaine Tasting at J.F. Mugnier

Burgundy, France

Tasted April 18, 2011 by MatthewF with 512 views

Flight 1 - A 2010 to start (1 note)

Red
2010 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. This particular barrel was finishing up malo. Nice red/blue fruits with earthiness. Great elements. Should be another good vintage for this wine.

Flight 2 - The 2009 line-up (6 notes)

Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
Was just transferred to stainless steel tank for bottling. Dark red berries with pretty violet notes. Mineral backbone and finish. Bright fruits with more power than usual. Very nice.
Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
From tank at the Domaine. Riper nose than the Village Chambolle with a "bluer" fruit profile. Nice pepper notes on the nose with some floral. Ripe fruits on the medium bodied palate. Nice power. Mineral driven finish. Shows its closeness to Bonnes Mares.
Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Blue and purple fruit dominated nose with earth, spice, and crushed stone. Rich, powerful medium bodied palate. Nice balance of minerality and acidity on the moderate finish. Tannic grip.
Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
From Barrel at the Domaine. Red/Blue fruit profile on both the nose and palate. Some faint floral notes as well. Firm mineral backbone with an expansive palate. Medium bodied. Long, gripping mineral driven finish. Great stuff!
Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
From Barrel at the Domaine. Seductive, spicy nose of black cherry and berry with soem purple flowers and a hint of orange peel in the background. Great texture on the palate. Lengthy finish with perfect balance. Beautiful wine. Definitely need some of these.
Red
2009 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
From Barrel at the Domaine. Darker fruit profile. Red/almost black berries with violets and a hint of brown spice in the background. Crushed stones and a touch of earth. Sweet, ripe dark fruits and flower on the palate as well. Mineral backbone. Beautiful acidity all throughout. Long gripping finish. Absolutely fantastic. Used less than 20% new oak.

Flight 3 - A few 2008s to round out the tasting (3 notes)

Red
2008 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
From bottle at the Domaine. Dark, earthy red berries with nice spice. Hints of sweet herb as well. Mineral backbone. Expansive on the palate with a wonderful balance of acidity and minerality. Lengthy finish for a Villages. Great Village level wine and I can't wait to see where this goes in the future.
Red
2008 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
From bottle at the Domaine. Bright red and blue fruits with bits of earth and crushed rocks. Seductive. Same berry fruit and earth on the medium bodied palate. Beautiful texture and refreshing acidity on the moderate finish. Really nice wine and I look forward to following it.
Red
2008 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
From bottle at the Domaine. An airy nose of cool red and blue berry fruits with damp earth and some savory herb qualities. Completely coats the palate. Well textured. Very long finish with a perfect balance of acidity and minerality. Long finish. Very elegant wine. Wow!
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