Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2003 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny – Bottle Notes

The family run estate of Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier dates back to 1863. This was initially a 4-hectare Chambolle domaine but since Frédéric took back the family’s old Nuits St-Georges Monopole, Clos de la Maréchale, from Faiveley in 2004, the Domaine has increased to 13 hectares. Their are 7 wines currently being produced at Mugnier with the Bonnes Mares and Musigny being some of the most coveted wines in all of Burgundy.

Light crimson in color. 12.5% ABV. Pretty nose of red and black fruits, spice box and damp forest floor. Medium body with medium acidity. Soft and supple with ample fruit. Black cherry, strawberry, tea, spice and earth on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Not quite as good as a bottle in 2018. Time is catching up to this wine but considering the challenge of the 2003 vintage there is much to like here 17 years later. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 90 points.

This wine (or all the Mugnier wines) for that matter, have become rather expensive in recent years. The most recent versions of this wine will set you back more than $125 per bottle.

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