2004 Domaine J-F Mugnier Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de la Marechale"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This reflects the elegance that can be found in Prémeaux and the Mugnier touch only adds to this with a nicely complex and aromatically expressive nose that offers detailed and pure aromas of earth, black fruit and plum that dissolve into beautifully complex, refined and balanced flavors that also display ample finishing minerality, a touch of austerity and reasonably good phenolic ripeness. There is some noticeable acidity on the backend but it's not enough to cause dryness. A really lovely effort that should age effortlessly and while this presently has a touch of forest floor on the nose, I suspect that it will pass in time.
Bright cherry, raspberry and juniper notes mingle in this rich, supple red. Almost elegant, with a swath of dense yet well-integrated tannins and lively acidity keeping it defined. Best from 2008 through 2016. (BS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale ruby colour. There’s a distinct element of leafiness over the wild strawberry, forest floor and truffle aromas. The palate is very structured for Mugnier with a medium+ level of fine, slightly astringent tannins and crisp acidity. Long finish. (LPB, Wine Journal)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full red. Ripe aromas of blackberry and black cherry. Juicy and aromatic in the mouth, with more obvious ripeness and texture than the young-vines Clos des Fourches. The perfumed cherry flavor carries through to the floral finish, which features dusty tannins but avoids the dryness of the Clos des Fourches. As with the 2005 version, this strikes me as Nuits in a Chambolle style. (ST)
Delicate, perfumed, with its fresh fruits dominant. They are light raspberry flavors with just a backbone of dry tannin. The whole is vibrant, fresh. (RV)