TN: 2003 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées

Prompted by Roger N’s post on the 2003 Roumier Chambolle…

  • 2003 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (4/9/2012)
    jeweled ruby. A ripe nose with cola, nice pinot perfume, supple and round, quite fruit driven and while not overripe, certainly very ripe. Supple and round, and bordering on, but not being heavy. There is good midpalate sap, with enough balance to carry the fruit- barely. This drinks way better a bit cold, and the cooler temp gives it enough lift to make it seem much fresher. Blind, I would have called this a top tier restrained maker Sonoma Coast pinot 9 times out of 10. There is finesse and fine tannins, nice herbal undertones, and fine texture. While I think this has the stuffing to last, I have no idea where this will go. Still very enjoyable now. While a bit finer and cleaner, I don’t think it is much better than the 2003 village Chambolle in at this point in time. 89 pts. (89 pts.)

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I’ll save the second half of the blle and see what happens tomorrow.

Thanks Todd, I might hang off looking at mine for a year or two. Cheers Mike

Thanks for the note. I have a few bottles of this and it was awkward and ripe on release. Sounds like the wine is drinking better now. It’s my least favorite Mugnier vintage from the past decade.

On day 2, this fell apart, losing structure and getting fatter. FWIW.