CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY

2019 1er Cru Feusselottes Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

EN PRIMEUR

A ripe rich Chambolle nose which is still quite primary, and that amazing Chambolle touch on the palate which shows all its elegance. Sleek and fine and long - a real joy. Drinking range: 2030 - 2045L&S (Oct 2020)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 6)

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A pretty and attractively perfumed nose features notes of abundant spice elements that add breadth to the aromas of plum, dark raspberry and tea. The round and velvet-textured flavors possess good volume and a bit more concentration while exhibiting a more elegant mouthfeel and particularly so on the lingering and saline-inflected finish where the only reproach is a touch of warmth. This is excellent and very Feusselottes in character plus it too should age effortlessly. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2021)

Aromas of cherries, raspberries, sweet spices and rose petals introduce the 2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes, a medium to full-bodied, lively and enveloping wine that's especially elegant this year, with powdery, ultra-refined tannins and lively acids underpinning its ample core of fruit. Finer-boned than its 2018 counterpart, this is very promising indeed. Rating: 93-95 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

37 hl/h, a good yield in this more humid setting. 14.5%. Rich crimson purple. Rather a heady nose here, very ripe pinot aromatics, then some slightly drier notes on the palate, structural, less vibrancy in the fruit but still generous on the palate and quite long. Tasted: November 2020 Rating: 91-93 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Les Feusselottes 1er Cru has an attractive nose of shimmering red berry fruit tinged with shucked oyster shells and wet limestone/petrichor; the 50% new oak is neatly integrated here. The palate is succulent and fleshy on the entry, delivering all the rondeur you could want from a Chambolle-Musigny but with countervailing tension and spiciness toward the silky smooth finish. So pure! This will give 20–25 years of drinking pleasure. Drinking range: 2024 - 2045 Rating: 93-95 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)

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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