2015 Jacques Frederic Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale$129.99
The largest single owned vineyard in all of Burgundy, Clos des Marchalle was first planted in the early 1900s. Some of the original vines from that time still remain, with another portion that was planted in the 80s. The Mugnier Family had leased out the vineyard to Faiveley but when JF Mugnier moved back home from his corporate job he reclaimed the vineyard and turned it to one of the Domaines best wines and best buys. Its nice to be able to offer something that isn't a current release especially in a strong vintage like 2015.
Allen Meadows 92 points! "his is also agreeably fresh and particularly so for the vintage while displaying much more earth character on the pretty mix of red and dark berries, especially cherry. There is a lovely texture to the sappy, delicious and succulent flavors that possess a fleshy mouthfeel, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly warm finale. This excellent effort should also age effortlessly yet there is so much mid-palate sap that it will be approachable young."
John Gilman 92 points! "The 2015 Clos de la Maréchale is outstanding on both the nose and palate, with a fine synthesis of pure fruit and striking soil signature. The bouquet delivers a fine constellation of black cherries, pomegranate, gamebird, raw cocoa, lovely soil tones, a nice touch of vanillin oak and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very soil-driven in personality, with excellent mid-palate depth, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and well-balanced finish."