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JF Mugnier Nuits St Georges Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru 2014 - 1.5L

JF Mugnier Nuits St Georges Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru 2014 - 1.5L

100% Pinot Noir. Although Jacques-Frédéric (“Fréd”) Mugnier easily makes every critic’s short list of the most respected and influential winemakers in Burgundy, his path to the pinnacle of Burgundy was far from predictable.  His professional training was in Petroleum Engineering, and he began his career with offshore oil projects in the North Sea and Africa.  Nor did he come from a family of winemakers. Fréd’s paternal forbearer and namesake Frédéric had been a successful distiller in Dijon in the middle of the 19th century, profiting greatly from the boom in Absinthe.  The business prospered and Frédéric acquired the Château de Chambolle-Musigny in 1863 from the  Morey-Mange family, along with a few hectares of vineyards.  The family added the Clos de la Marechale in 1902.  The Domaine was managed for a period by Maison Faiveley and later by Bernard Clair, the cask wine being sold off in barrel to négoces.  Although Fréd’s father occasionally visited the Château, he remained very removed from the winemaking and the vineyards.  It was not until 1984, at the age of almost thirty, that Fréd Mugnier took an interest in his vineyards. In the twenty-five years since taking the helm as a relative novice, Fréd Mugnier has emerged as one of the dominant influences in Burgundy, producing some of the most elegant and compelling examples of Pinot Noir. The 2014 vintage of this clos is full of dark cherries, raspberries, flowers, and a whiff of earth.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Cote de Nuits
Vineyard Designation
Nuits St. George
Robert Parker
89
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale from Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier showed just a touch of volatile acidity on the nose but nothing to get too worried about. It just renders the aromatics more feisty and perhaps more feral than its peers, and after ten minutes there is a touch of unwanted brettanomyces coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, plenty of lively and quite tensile red fruit that leads to a linear, slightly conservative finish that just needs to gain more flesh and personality. Tasted September 2017." - Neal Martin
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