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2018 Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale #158449375

1.5L

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Reviews 90-92 points Vinous "It has an attractive bouquet of mainly black fruit laced with black tea and bay leaf notes, plus touches of rose petal in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, tending more toward a red fruit profile, with wonderful salinity on the finish. Good potential. Excellent. (NM)" 91 points Burghound "A brooding, slightly riper and more deeply pitched nose features notes of poached plum, cassis and plenty of spice and floral nuances and in particular violet. There is very good punch to the delicious and suave medium-bodied flavors that exude more evident minerality on the firm, serious and youthfully austere finish. (AM)"

The Clos de la Marechale vineyard of Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

About Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

In 1985, when Frédéric Mugnier took over his family’s domaine in Chambolle-Musigny, his family had been working with longtime vineyard tenants and sold their grapes to négociants, leaving the Mugniers out of touch with their terroirs. Frédéric set to change all that. By implementing sustainable farming practices far and above the norm and by building a new winery, he has renewed the prestige to the vineyards and elevated the quality of the wines. And by finally seeing through the end of the Faiveley family’s long-term lease of Clos de la Maréchale, he also tripled the Mugnier holdings to 14 hectares, making him a substantially more serious contender in the appellation.

In the cellars, Frédéric has moved away from the burly style of Pinot Noirs that were in vogue in the 1990s. Instead, he de-stems 100% of his fruit, seeks traditional fermentations on native yeasts, uses a maximum of 25% new oak, and bottles his Pinot Noirs unfined and unfiltered. With the freshness and focus he achieves, it’s no wonder his wines now enjoy full unicorn status.

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