2010 Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees Jacques Frederic Mugnier

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£1,513.00 DP

Average critic rating : 94.0 points



An ultra-elegant and stunningly pure nose offers up notes of red currant and blue pinot fruit that are trimmed in herbal tea, violet and rose petal nuances. There is a satiny texture to the intensely mineral-inflected and highly sophisticated medium-bodied flavors that possess beautiful complexity on the balanced, vibrant and impressively persistent finish that displays a touch of youthful austerity. This is an understated and impeccably well-balanced Fuées of grace and harmony that is evolving glacially, indeed to the point that it is going to require at least another decade of cellaring to arrive at its apogee. Brilliant! Jul 2015, www.burghound.com, Drink: 2025+

In the heart of Chambolle, at the Château de Chambolle-Musigny, is Domaine Mugnier. The domaine has been in the Mugnier family since the late 1800s, and has grand cru holdings in Le Musigny and Bonnes Mares, premier cru holdings in Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses and Les Fuées, the monopole of Nuits-St Georges Clos de la Marechale and parcels of village Chambolle-Musigny. Much of the vineyard was leased out throughout the 20th century to Faiveley. The story of the the domaine in its current form begins with Frédéric Mugnier, who took over in 1985.

Frédéric Mugnier is one of Burgundy’s great winemakers. An engineer by training, and a philosopher by nature, he achieves a purity in his Pinot Noir that is peerless. 2005 & 2009 Le Musigny from Mugnier are arguably amongst the finest wines ever made, and his monopole of Clos de la Marechale in Nuits St Georges is one of the most elegant wines of the appellation. The wines are not as fleshy as those of his neighbour, Christophe Roumier, though there is an elegance and harmony to Mugnier’s wines that makes them one of the most complete expressions of Pinot Noir.

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