Domaine-Jacques-Frédéric-Mugnier Chambolle Musigny 2013

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This superb Chambolle-Musigny is made from two different parcels of vines, one located in the premier cru Les Plantes, which was planted in 1968 and the second from the villages-level portion of La Combe d'Orveau, 60% of which is young vines and the remainder is 40+ year old vines.Frédéric Mugnier described 2013 as a "vintage with good wines and very low yields. After the malos finished, you could begin to see just how good they were. We collected the entire crop between the 5th and the 8th of October. There was of course some sorting required but it wasn't too bad. The skins were thick with genuinely excellent phenolic maturities. Yields were lower than they were in 2012 except in Maréchale. I did my usual vinification with a total cuvaison of between 18 and 21 days. There was a lot of malic acidity and not surprisingly the malos were slow to finish. As to the wines, they are really quite good with remarkably fine and ripe tannins for such a late harvesting vintage. It's interesting to watch them develop because they have put on weight each month. While they are still quite tight and a bit austere at present, I really believe that with age they will develop more texture and continue to flesh out as they are definitely concentrated wines."
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine-Jacques-Frédéric-Mugnier
  • bh91

BurghoundA strikingly airy, pure and cool nose features aromas of violet, plum and essence of black raspberry. There is excellent verve and detail to the mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that deliver fine intensity and persistence. This well-balanced effort is excellent for a villages level wine and definitely worth a look. 89-91

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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chambolle-Musigny Villages has a delightful bouquet with vibrant red cherry and blackcurrant fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure and body, tightly wound black fruit and a precise, fine finish. This is simply...joyful, no more, no less. Pop this when you wish.

Neal Martin, January 2016

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