mugnier 99 villages chambolle

Update 25.4.2007(24.4.2007)billn

mugnier 99 chambolle
Drunk as a counterpoint to yesterdays Lignier – it’s not a great start (by comparison) leave it with me a while – I’ll come back in a couple of hours…

1999 J-F Mugnier, Chambolle-Musignytry to find this wine...
The first bottle from a pack of 12 halves. Medium ruby-red, still edged with cherry-red. The nose starts just a little lactic, but the raspberry fruit soon dovetails to give a better creamy raspberry effect – the last sniffs are quite brown sugar… The palate is lithe, though seems rather less concentrated than the preceding Lignier, but it’s light on its feet with a medium finish – the acidity slowly lingers. These 1999’s were lovely on release but just now they are ‘only’ showing as ‘pretty good’. Much less compelling than the 2000 Lignier today. I’ll let them rest for 3-5.
Rebuy – Maybe

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There are 2 responses to “mugnier 99 villages chambolle”

  1. Tom Blach24th April 2007 at 7:37 pmPermalinkReply

    Interesting. Last time I spoke to M.Mugnier he insisted that his 99s were totally shut down, and this would seem to prove it. I hope he’s right, because I have rather a lot of this. 99 was certainly the last vintage in which Mugnier was in my price range. The village is now over £300 IB!

  2. bill nanson24th April 2007 at 8:45 pmPermalinkReply

    Certainly not a tour de force Tom, though not bad. I wouldn’t say shut-down, but definitely ‘shy’. The Amoureuses is far from shut down today – unless it was completely explosive before!

    It has a lot to live up to at £300 IB, and today it doesn’t…

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