Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru 2001

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JG 95
ST 95
FWR 95
AM 94
V 94
Item # 101453

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750ml
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95+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2001 Mugnier Musigny is quite closed today, but with all of its constituent components readily available for inspection and its ultimate quality quite easy to discern. The nose is deep and very beautiful in its purity and nascent complexity, as it wafts from the glass in scents of red plums, black cherries, a touch of blood orange, coffee, lovely soil tones, fresh herbs and just a hint of oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite sappy at the core, with ripe, well-integrated tannins, impeccable balance and focus, bright acids and outstanding grip on the very long finish. This is already a beautiful glass of wine, even in its youthful state, but it is really a waste of bottles to be opening it now, as there are so many more layers to pile on here as the wine evolves with further bottle age. 2018-2060. (Sep/Oct 2009)"

95 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "Full medium red. Compellingly fresh, complex nose combines wild raspberry, minerals, smoked meat and mint. Wonderfully fine-grained and sappy, with its red berry, coffee and leather flavors conveying a distinctly youthful character. Boasts a terric spine of firm, integrated acidity and suave tannins and builds slowly and steadily on the rising finish. Great class here. Frédéric Mugnier recalled that he was quite happy with the quality of the 2001 tannins at the beginning and that he loves this vintage. "The wines were always very pretty but now they show more structure," he told me. He added that he would still wait longer to drink this wine "for more complexity and polish." Drink: 2017-2032. (Apr 2017)"

95 points Fine Wine Review. (Issue #98; 2004)

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "In the last three years, this has become less aromatically reserved and now less coaxing is required to reveal remarkably complex aromas of a simply incredible panoply of black fruits, earth, spice, crushed herbs and notes of red and black cherries. The understated, powerful, very concentrated, perfectly harmonious flavors are astonishingly rich yet finely detailed, culminating in a stupendously long finish that offers intense minerality. This possesses superb elegance and stunning transparency - moreover, it possesses that extra dimension, that of the rare "wow" factor! Note that while this is still on the way up, it can be approached now with a great deal of pleasure and once it arrives at its peak in 3 to 5 years, it should be capable of holding there for several decades. Drink: Try from 2011+. (3/8/08)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Bright red. Intense gingerbread- and mineral-accented redcurrant and wild strawberry aromas show an exotic hint of dried flowers. Suave and silky, with energetic red berry flavors, fine-grained tannins and a building impression of spicecake on the back. Finishes bright, pure and very long, with impressive sweetness as well as focus. Quintessential Burgundy, with the balance to repay cellaring but also an alluring quality that's irresistible now. (May 2007)"

19.5/20 points Clive Coates (The World of Fine Wine): "Medium-full color. Fragrant, very lovely fruit. Delicate but intense. By no means a blockbuster. But ripe, succulent, harmonious and very, very long and classy. Lovely. The wine of the vintage? (Issue #34; 2011)"
95+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2001 Mugnier Musigny is quite closed today, but with all of its constituent components readily available for inspection and its ultimate quality quite easy to discern. The nose is deep and very beautiful in its purity and nascent complexity, as it wafts from the glass in scents of red plums, black cherries, a touch of blood orange, coffee, lovely soil tones, fresh herbs and just a hint of oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite sappy at the core, with ripe, well-integrated tannins, impeccable balance and focus, bright acids and outstanding grip on the very long finish. This is already a beautiful glass of wine, even in its youthful state, but it is really a waste of bottles to be opening it now, as there are so many more layers to pile on here as the wine evolves with further bottle age. 2018-2060. (Sep/Oct 2009)"

95 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "Full medium red. Compellingly fresh, complex nose combines wild raspberry, minerals, smoked meat and mint. Wonderfully fine-grained and sappy, with its red berry, coffee and leather flavors conveying a distinctly youthful character. Boasts a terric spine of firm, integrated acidity and suave tannins and builds slowly and steadily on the rising finish. Great class here. Frédéric Mugnier recalled that he was quite happy with the quality of the 2001 tannins at the beginning and that he loves this vintage. "The wines were always very pretty but now they show more structure," he told me. He added that he would still wait longer to drink this wine "for more complexity and polish." Drink: 2017-2032. (Apr 2017)"

95 points Fine Wine Review. (Issue #98; 2004)

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "In the last three years, this has become less aromatically reserved and now less coaxing is required to reveal remarkably complex aromas of a simply incredible panoply of black fruits, earth, spice, crushed herbs and notes of red and black cherries. The understated, powerful, very concentrated, perfectly harmonious flavors are astonishingly rich yet finely detailed, culminating in a stupendously long finish that offers intense minerality. This possesses superb elegance and stunning transparency - moreover, it possesses that extra dimension, that of the rare "wow" factor! Note that while this is still on the way up, it can be approached now with a great deal of pleasure and once it arrives at its peak in 3 to 5 years, it should be capable of holding there for several decades. Drink: Try from 2011+. (3/8/08)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Bright red. Intense gingerbread- and mineral-accented redcurrant and wild strawberry aromas show an exotic hint of dried flowers. Suave and silky, with energetic red berry flavors, fine-grained tannins and a building impression of spicecake on the back. Finishes bright, pure and very long, with impressive sweetness as well as focus. Quintessential Burgundy, with the balance to repay cellaring but also an alluring quality that's irresistible now. (May 2007)"

19.5/20 points Clive Coates (The World of Fine Wine): "Medium-full color. Fragrant, very lovely fruit. Delicate but intense. By no means a blockbuster. But ripe, succulent, harmonious and very, very long and classy. Lovely. The wine of the vintage? (Issue #34; 2011)"
Product SKU 101453
Producer Mugnier
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Chambolle-Musigny
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2001
Size 750ml
Color Red
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