2002 Domaine J-F Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru
Medium red. Immediately spectacular aromas of raspberry, baked bread and white truffle. Silky, thick and highly concentrated; densely packed, sappy and wonderfully sweet but seemed to go into a shell after five minutes in the glass. Finishes with a savory note of olive, almost invisible tannins and explosive length. A great showing today, although I can easily imagine this wine continuing to gain in aromatic precision and lift for another ten years. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale ruby colour. The nose was a little closed to begin; it would appear the wine is going through a grumpy / reclusive stage. With some coaxing medium intense aromas of cranberry, earth, iron ore, wilted roses, dried herbs and cumin seed begin to emerge. The most elegant 2002 Grand Cru that I’ve tasted and I mean that in the best possible way. Medium to high acidity and a medium level of fine grained tannins. Very long finish with a mainly savoury aftertaste plus a touch of minerality. Still very young. (LPB)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
An expressive, beautifully layered and still mostly primary nose mixes just a touch of secondary with black cherries, crushed red and black fruits and gorgeous spice notes. The rounded, elegant, intense and penetrating broad-shoulded flavors deliver superb precision on the intensely mineral-inflected finish that is still moderately firm though no longer so much that the explosively long and palate staining finale cannot be appreciated. I especially like the intensity and this does a slow build from the mid-palate on back. In sum this is a superb Musigny that should age for years though it's no longer so far away that it would be infanticide to consider opening one. Multiple and consistent notes.
*Collectibles* There are sweet cherry and raspberry notes, along with floral and mineral accents in this elegant, classy red. There's a beautiful structure and the pedigree and finesse shows. It really fills the mouth in a subtle yet intense way, followed by a long finish. Needs time.
Pale transparent ruby. High toned and fragrant - very much more typical Mugnier than the 2003. Lightweight and charming. Such delicacy and a nice spine of very fine tannins. Long and pretty. Fresh sweetness with autumn leaves that make me wonder is there not just the merest hint of TCA on this? 18/20 points