130 pieces! 40,000 bottles. Assemblage of the eight cuvées. The second label (Les Fourches) has not been made since 2008. Fred: ‘the more I know this vineyard, the more I like it.’ This is a blend of each of the six major lots and Fred says it’s better than any one element. Big and bold – already expressive. Tight and dense. Very sappy. Exciting. Lots of personality, bravo!
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027
Bright medium red Dark cherry, raspberry and flowers on the nose, plus a whiff of earth Much tighter in the mouth than the Chambolle villages but already wonderfully suave and perfumed, showing a dusty, tactile quality and a lovely balance of sweet and saline elements The dark raspberry and menthol flavors carry impressively on the perfumed, minerally back end
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032
Robert Parker 89
“Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale from Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier showed just a touch of volatile acidity on the nose but nothing to get too worried about. It just renders the aromatics more feisty and perhaps more feral than its peers, and after ten minutes there is a touch of unwanted brettanomyces coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, plenty of lively and quite tensile red fruit that leads to a linear, slightly conservative finish that just needs to gain more flesh and personality. Tasted September 2017.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028