"These are simply
2010 Mugnier Nuits St. Georges
1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
"Amazingly, the 2010 Clos de la Maréchale had little problems following on the heels of the magical troika of Bonnes-Mares, Amoureuses and Musigny in our sequence of tasting.
This is the finest wine to date produced from this lovely vineyard." -John Gilman
Mugnier has been killing it in recent years, especially since 2008.
Still, I wasn't prepared for how stunning the 2010 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale would be. Frankly, when I tasted it at Mugnier, it blew me away.
As Gilman's note makes clear, Clos de la Maréchale really over-performs. Before tasting it, I couldn't imagine a Nuits showing this level of purity and elegance.
Mugnier's rise to the top ranks of the Côte d'Or has been swift. Across the range, the wines have few peers when it comes to delivering wines of transparency, fineness and regal elegance. They are simply beautiful wines.
The only painful part is that prices match Mugnier's elite status. What makes Mugnier's incredibly successful 2010 Clos de la Maréchale so important is the value it offers. It's one of the great values of the 2010 vintage.
As I mentioned earlier, Mugnier's recent vintages have been stunning, but in 2010 it all came together in a huge way. The purity, the elegance and the clarity of 2010 found the perfect partner in Mugnier's style. The results are heartbreaking.
The Nuits is known for its muscle, its characterful rustic edge. Without betraying the inherent muscle of the Nuits, Mugnier's 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale renders it with an incredible amount of refinement. The wine delivers well-delineated notes of earth, mineral, dark red fruits and flowers.
Of course, the issue with 2010 is the yields, which were down 30% or more. I'm put in the difficult position of saying this shouldn't be missed and this is extremely limited.
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John Gilman: "Amazingly, the 2010 Clos de la Maréchale had little problems following on the heels of the magical troika of Bonnes-Mares, Amoureuses and Musigny in our sequence of tasting. This is the finest wine to date produced from this lovely vineayrds since Monsieur Mugnier took it back into the family fold, as the wine soars from the glass in a beautiful and vibrant bouquet of red and black cherries, pomegranate, fresh cocoa, a lovely base of soil, a touch of nutskin, vinesmoke and roses. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very sappy at the core, with striking transparency, beautiful focus and balance and lovely grip on the ripely tannic, elegant and very long finish. A beautiful wine."