NUITS SAINT GEORGES

2011 1er Cru Chaignots Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

EN PRIMEUR

The more serious of the two Nuits (they make Vignes Rondes too), there's real depth and succulemce here. Classic damson fruit and a sort of bubbly excitement as the fruit flavours bounce around the palate. Rich and weighty while being excitingly bright. Very long.L&S (Dec 2012)

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The 2011 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru has a pure and perfumed bouquet with lush red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, finely integrated oak with just a hint of crushed rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good density, pure with the right amount of salinity to leave you begging for another sip on the finish. There is a sense of completeness and harmony here. Wonderful. Drinking range: 2020 - 2036 Rating: 92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (May 2019)

Mugneret-Gibourg's 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Chaignots is remarkably polished and refined in this vintage. Sweet rose petals, spices and red berries emerge from a gracious Burgundy that shows the more finessed side of Nuits. This is one of the more classically structured 2011s readers will come across. Today, the Chaignots is drop-dead gorgeous. Dried rose petals, sage, mint and crushed raspberries linger on the close. 2018-2031 Rating: 93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Apr 2014)

Good deep ruby-red. High-toned aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, roast coffee, licorice, spices and menthol. Juicy and nicely concentrated, with a liqueur-like quality to the flavors of black raspberry and bitter chocolate. Offers a nice combination of density and sappiness and finishes with very good chocolatey persistence. Rating: 89-91 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb 2013)

Intense fruit on the nose, and a very gentle construction on the palate. Seems much riper than their Vosne. Firm but not excessively tannic. 2016-2024 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2013)

Here the wood spice is no longer subtle though it’s by no means dominant either as the distinctly ripe aromas of cassis, earth and black cherry and still be appreciated. The suave, round and opulent flavors possess a very supple and accessible mid-palate before culminating in a mouth coating and lingering finish. Like the Au Bas de Combes, this is more Vosne than Nuits in 2011. 2018+ Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2013)

There is a perfume lifted aroma with violets and flowers. Pure fruit and silkier tannins. Very even across the mid palate, supple and sweet and long. There is more and intensity, depth and the tannins are finer. More complex with the perfume and the fruit. From 2016/17 Rating: 18.25 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2012)

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg was founded in 1933 on the marriage of Jeanne Gibourg and André Mugneret. Holdings then consisted of Bourgogne, village Nuits, village Vosne and Echezeaux. Their son Georges, an opthalmologist by day, added to the vineyards, but his acquisitions (Nuits 1ers Crus Vignes Rondes and Chaignots, Chambolle 1er Cru Feusselottes, and Grands Crus Clos Vougeot and Ruchottes Chambertin) were kept separate as Domaine Georges Mugneret.

On Georges' death in 1988, his widow Jacqueline and daughter Marie-Christine took over. Marie-Andrée, the younger daughter joined them a little later having completed her studies as an oenologist. In 2009 Jacqueline retired and the two domaine names were put together to become Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg, ending the prior confusion of labels.

The sisters have proved more than safe hands as far as the winemaking is concerned, and these are top-flight Burgundies with that elusive balance of enough concentration allied with delicacy of expression and the capability to age well. All the vineyard management has been brought in-house (the domaine previously relied on two métayeurs for part of the vineyard) and the quality has reached new heights, its wines some of the most sought-after in the Côte de Nuits.

In 2017 Marie-Christine 's daughter Lucie joined the domaine, and Marion and Fanny, daughters of Marie-Andrée are now also part of the team.

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