Jacques Frederic Mugnier Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru 2018 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
89-93 JM / 91 BH / 90-92 VM / 17+ JR
Fine purple, a certain elegance then some breadstick aromatics which I associate with low level volatility. A wealth of liquid black cherries on the nose, some sandalwood, some spice, more tannic structure, more Nuits-St-Georges than Clos de la Maréchale in a sense. Jasper Morris – Inside Burgundy
Tasting note: 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. This is perhaps not quite as refined as it usually is but the complexity and persistence are excellent and overall, this is particularly impressive given the hailstorms of 2018. Outstanding – Allen Meadows – Burghound
The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos de la Maréchale 1er Cru was tasted from a blend of five cuvées. 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. Neal Martin – Vinous Media
Barrel sample but already racked and back into barrel. Lost about 40% in 2018 because of the hail in mid July.
Sweet dark fruit like sloes or damsons. Smells like tiny berries but fully ripe. A completely different fruit profile from the Chambolle wines. Riper and darker. Much more chewy, more ‘masculine’, firmly structured. Not trying to charm at all. Building its toned muscle. Pretty dry and telling you to stay away but the tannins are fine if dark and dry. (JH) Jancis Robinson.com