freddy mugnier’s 1999 chambolle

Update 12.7.2017(13.7.2017)billn

1999 Domaine Mugnier, Chambolle-Musigny
There was a time where I thought that half-bottles were useful for the cellar – a short-lived time, it must be said – and I bought a dozen of these halves. The first one or two were good, the rest were a disappointment. This is number 7, and it’s really the first for years that I’m actually enjoying. The nose has a silky feel and maybe a faint undertow of brett – but a long way from being overt or off-putting. In the mouth there’s good weight and plenty of pretty – if not yet delicious – flavour. I wine that’s pretty easy to drink and that’s always a good sign. Good wine, and one that’s perhaps turned the corner into something of much, much more interest.
Rebuy – Maybe

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

There are 4 responses to “freddy mugnier’s 1999 chambolle”

    • billn13th July 2017 at 6:23 amPermalinkReply

      Absolutely – many 99s are not yet ready

  1. bmcq13th July 2017 at 8:33 pmPermalinkReply

    99s have had a long “dumb” phase in my experience. I’m still waiting on a few.

  2. malcolmadam18th July 2017 at 6:37 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill, interested in your comment on half bottles as I prefer not having to finish a whole one every time. Was the problem one of impracticality or was there a performance issue with wines in halfs?

    Thanks, Malcolm

    • billn18th July 2017 at 7:09 pmPermalinkReply

      I think it’s only a question of my capacity slowly ‘improving’ over time, Malcolm 🙂 still, tonight was a half NSG 1er from 1995 – and I was very happy with it…

  3. malcolmadam18th July 2017 at 8:52 pmPermalinkReply

    Thanks Bill that’s reassuring; and raised a chuckle. Have you found the answer to the universe ie how to increase capacity without diminishing health? Now THAT is interesting!


    • billn19th July 2017 at 5:06 amPermalinkReply

      I run more – it’s about balance – but never directly after a magnum 🙂

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