Clos de la Maréchale: Portal to the Majesty of Mugnier


Clos de la Maréchale: Portal to the Majesty of Mugnier

Wine Team New York |

When it comes to red Burgundy, very few can rival the aromatic detail and sheer refinement so often on show in a glass of J-F Mugnier. Founded in 1863 at the Château de Chambolle-Musigny, the estate has been run by Frédéric Mugnier since 1984. Until 2004, however, principal focus was placed on producing minimal volumes of spellbinding Les Amoureuses and Les Fuées, as well as arrestingly powerful (yet graceful) Bonnes-Mares and Musigny.

This juncture in the mid-2000s saw the return of the 9 ha. Clos de la Maréchale to the property. It seems only right that a domaine so closely associated with the commune of Chambolle be the sole owner of this historic clos of Nuits-Saint-Georges. As the Côte d’Or’s largest monopole, it is almost as if this serves as an extension of the domaine’s more northerly heartland, albeit at times offering a slightly brighter, more solar fruit profile and subtle earthy undertones both derived from this more southerly terroir.

Sotheby’s Wine extends to you an enticing opportunity to view this Burgundian great through diverse vintage lenses. 2019, 2018 and 2015 are for those fond of a sun-kissed, generous style. For a synergy of approachability and purity, look no further than 2017. A more mature 2014 highlights top-end berry and floral aromatics, accentuated by vibrant acidity. Double the joy and further crystallise these unfurling marvels in magnum format.

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