A lovely start

We are drinking a couple of quite grand wines to celebrate new year, this one is certainly damned-good. New year is a good time for wine-lovers as all of one’s collection becomes a year older over night and so get closer to drink-ability.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Fuées 1995, J et F Mugnier/Château de Chambolle-Musigny

This has a lovely nose of ripe, pure fruit: strawberries and raspberries. There is a light earthiness to it and it is very Chambolle. It is starting to show some maturity. The nose is quite beautiful and charming. Lawks, I like this a lot already. The palate is extremely refined and beautiful with fresh, soft fruit and real elegance. Despite the obvious concentration of flavours this is light-bodied. There is some good acidity to keep it in balance and whilst it is reasonably tannic, the tannins are perfectly ripe and delicious. There is real style and complexity here. It is also completely lovely and simply oozes charm; I am smitten. Freddy Mugnier hits the spot once again. I demand to own more of his wines, I want them here and I want them now!