Frédéric Mugnier/Château de Chambolle-Musigny

M. Mugnier makes some of the most beautiful wines in Burgundy. He has one recipe he uses for wine making every year, it doesn’t change with vintage variations. It seems that recipe is a pretty grown-up one.

Chambolle-Musigny 2005

Lovely, pure fruit nose. Quite intense and ripe. The palate is very silky with lovely fruit. Quite delicious for a village wine (although a large proportion of this is declassified Premier Cru).

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Fuées 2005

Delicious fruit on the nose. Very elegant and refined. This has a bit of malo activity still happening so it is a bit spiky, but it will be smooth and complex. Clearly a fine wine.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2005

Again this is very fruity but it has a rich earthiness. Very elegant palate with good intensity. The palate is very round. This is quite excellent.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Amoureuses 2005

Beautiful nose of fruit and minerality. Smells gorgeous. The fruit! The harmony! The refinement! This is simply magic.

Musigny Grand Cru 2005

Super earthy complexity here, it is really polished and refined. Very mineral. Extraordinary depth of flavour, fruit and minerality. Lawks! This is super-grade top bunny.

Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru Clos de la Marachel 2005

Darker fruit on the nose, but it still has elegance. Quite a dense palate, but it is very refined for a Nuits. This is a terribly good Nuits.

Chambolle-Musigny 2004

Good depth of fruit on the nose. Pure red fruit. Tannins are a bit present, but they don’t seem intrusive. Plenty of fruit. Yummy for a village.

Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru Clos de la Marachel 2004

Dark Nuits fruit on the nose with a pleasing earthiness. It has good structure with interwoven tannins, fruit and acidity. Quite a serious drink.

Musigny Grand Cru 2004

The nose is quite exotic, but has real definition and finesse. The palate has loads of elegant fruit, great minerality and a soft, elegant structure. Incredibly long, with fruit and minerals persisting. It is an intense experience. Extraordinarily good.

Musigny Grand Cru 1989

Soft, mature fruit on the nose. It is quite earthy. Also quite ripe. It has very good complexity and great intensity. Up for drinking. Very charming and deeply delicious.