|Cote de Nuits
|Mugnier Domaine Jacques-Frederic
|94 BH - 92+ RP
|Cote de Nuits
|Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier
|500 cases (approx)
|92+ RP - Mugnier's vines in La Combe d’Orveau were so badly frosted this year that the 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Village Trente-Deux is derived exclusively from the lieu-dit Les Plantes, supplemented by two barrels of Musigny itself. The resulting wine is very special indeed, and the name that distinguishes it this year pays tribute to Mugnier's thirty-second harvest. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild berries, rose petal, currant leaf and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with unusual power and concentration, its deep core of vibrant fruit framed by fine but firm structuring tannins. Anyone lucky enough to find a bottle or two should plan on forgetting them for a decade or more.
|94 BH - Here too there is a whiff of reduction though here it's sufficiently subtle to still allow the spicy and overtly floral nose of red cherry, plum, sandalwood and a hint of exotic tea to be appreciated. There is both fine richness and energy to the beautifully textured and delineated middle weight flavors that possess a satiny mouthfeel while delivering excellent length on the impeccably well-balanced and superbly long finish. Like the Chambolle villages this is a relatively powerful incarnation of this wine as it's less fine than usual though still most impressive in its fashion.