mugnier 1999 chambolle

14.11.2010billn

mugnier-1999-chambolle

Way-back-when (actually about 8 years ago), out of half a dozen decent 99 Chambolles this was the one that had that extra dimension. I put plenty of halves in the cellar to keep me away from the bigger bottles, but also to for keeping an eye on the vintage; I have to say that this half-bottle isn’t representative of the vintage, and hopefully not the rest of these bottles, I suppose I might have to try another in the near future…

1999 J-F Mugnier, Chambolle-Musigny
Medium colour. The nose seems a tad volatile though below it could be described as quite pretty as its red fruit base slowly evolves. Nicely balanced, with very good acidity. Elegant rather than slight – though not a million miles from the latter – that would be forgiven if it had a beguiling touch too – today it doesn’t. Hopefully a phase, but in a half bottle this is quite ‘ready’ if far from engrossing. Less good than 18 months ago, that volatile hint being an exceptional bottle I hope…
Rebuy – Maybe

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “mugnier 1999 chambolle”

  1. Tom Blach14th November 2010 at 12:33 pmPermalinkReply

    Could it be that as one might expect the quicker evolution typical of the format has disadvantaged Mugnier in the same way as it has assisted Grivot?

    • billn14th November 2010 at 2:46 pmPermalinkReply

      Two very different styles for sure Tom – and that’s before the vintage difference – so I’m open to that possibility. While I’m on the half-bottle ‘theme’ I might just pull out another 96 today as I don’t have a big selection of 99s in that format – not ones I want to open anyway 😉

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