Nuits St Georges, Clos de La Maréchale, 1er Cru
Jacques Frederic Mugnier

Nuits St Georges, Clos de La Maréchale, 1er Cru,



Jacques Frederic Mugnier, Nuits St Georges, Clos de La Maréchale, 1er Cru, 2005

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Jacques Frederic Mugnier, Nuits St Georges, Clos de La Maréchale, 1er Cru, 2005

Racked and sulphured a week before being tasted but showing fabulously nonetheless. Intense black cherry and cherry stone flavours, powerful grip, lovely sweet fruit with a mouth-watering bitter twist, a concentrated thirst-quenching wine set in an impressive, sturdy framework.

Ian d'Agata, Vinous
Last but not least, the still much-too-young 2012 Jean-Frédéric Mugnier Nuit-Saint-Georges Clos de la Maréchale, from one of my favorite Burgundy producers, proves just the right match for the rack of pork, offering flinty and smoky nuances to the sweet red and black cherry fruit. Made from atypically low yields due to a summer hailstorm, the wine started out life a little disjointed and fruit-challenged but is filling out nicely, though I feel it will always remain a touch on the austere side. Still, it provides another wine and food match made in heaven, its tannic personality nicely cutting through the pork meat’s softness and juiciness.
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Jacques Frederic Mugnier

Jacques Frederic Mugnier

Created in 1863, this is a family estate run from the Château de Chambolle-Musigny. For years this was a miniscule four hectare Chambolle domaine, but since Frédéric Mugnier took back the family’s old Nuits St-Georges Monopole, Clos de la Maréchale, from Faiveley in 2004, the Domaine increased to 13 hectares. The aim is to produce wines that are each representative of their respective terroir and vintage, while at the same time having their individual character, wines of harmony and sincerity. This is achieved by eliminating weed-killers and industrial fertilisers in the vineyard; neither of these have been used for 10 years, whilst in the cellars all processes that traumatise the wine, over extraction, for example, or excessive woodiness, are limited to a minimum. To allow each terroir to express itself, the wine making is excatly the same for all of the wines. These are sensual, stylish Burgundies of great finesse.

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