2010 Chambolle-Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

2010 Chambolle-Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

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2010 Chambolle-Musigny, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Burgundy

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A ripe and airy red berry fruit nose enjoys added breadth in the form of soft floral and wet stone nuances. The palate impression of the ultra-elegant and mineral-driven flavors is cool, pure and silky and I very much like the balance as well as the sense of underlying tension. An excellent villages with fine mid-term potential.
Alan Meadows - Burghound - Jan-2013

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Burghound89/100
A ripe and airy red berry fruit nose enjoys added breadth in the form of soft floral and wet stone nuances. The palate impression of the ultra-elegant and mineral-driven flavors is cool, pure and silky and I very much like the balance as well as the sense of underlying tension. An excellent villages with fine mid-term potential.
Alan Meadows - Burghound - Jan-2013

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Wine Advocate87-89/100
The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny is a highly attractive wine laced with expressive red berries, flowers and spices. Delicate and understated on the palate, the Chambolle impresses for its striking inner perfume and class. The Chambolle is made from parcels in La Combe dOrveau and Les Plantes that are vinified separately. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2022.
Antonio Galloni - 23/12/2011 Read more
Stephen Tanzer91+/100
Bright medium red. Deep aromas and flavors of black raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate, mocha and roast coffee, plus a whiff of animal fur. Fine-grained, sappy and alive, and almost shockingly expressive today. Finishes very long and minerally, with terrific lift and palate coverage. An outstanding village wine that offers very good aging potential.
Stephen Tanzer - March-2013 Read more

About this WINE

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier is based at the Château de Chambolle-Musigny, which has been in the Mugnier family since 1863. Frédéric Mugnier – the fifth generation of the family on the property – took over in 1985. As of 2004, he has reclaimed the Nuits-St Georges Clos de la Maréchale vineyard, which had been on lease to Faiveley since 1950.

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Chambolle-Musigny

Chambolle-Musigny

Chambolle produces the most elegant wines in the Côte de Nuits, having more active chalk and less clay in the soil than the other villages. The wines may be a little lighter in colour and less tannic than Gevrey-Chambertin but they have a sublime concentration of fruit. Village Chambolle-Musigny usually provides excellent value.

Le Musigny is one of the top half-dozen vineyards in Burgundy, producing wines of extraordinary intensity and yet with a magical velvety character. Les Amoureuses is immediately appealing, a wonderfully sensual wine which deserves Grand Cru status. Bonnes Mares tends to have a firmer structure and ages very well

  • 94 hectares of village Chambolle-Musigny.
  • 61 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (24 in all). The finest vineyards include Les Amoureuses, Les Charmes, Les Fuées, Les Baudes and Sentiers.
  • 24 hectares of Grand Cru vineyard - Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny.
  • Recommended producers:  de Vogüé, Mugnier, Roumier, Barthod.
  • Recommended restaurant: Le Chambolle 

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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