2011 Domaine J-F Mugnier Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de la Marechale" (750ml)

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91 points John Gilman

The 2011 Clos de la Maréchale had already been racked in the summer and was showing very well indeed. There will be no Clos des Fourches in 2011. The superb nose is a fine mélange of red and black cherries, nutskins, coffee, mustard seed, a beautifully complex base of soil and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very classy, with lovely mid-palate depth and transparency, moderate tannins and excellent focus and balance on the very long and soil-driven finish. The inherent elegance of the 2011 vintage is very much in evidence in this lovely example of Clos de la Maréchale. 91+  (11/2012)

91 points Wine Advocate

The 2011 Nuits St. Georges Clos de Marechale (red) has a wonderful bouquet with brambly black and red fruit, a touch of truffle and a scent of the sea. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins – unassuming at first, but building in the mouth toward a structured, focused, almost symmetrical finish that delivers a long, satisfying, lightly peppered aftertaste that is classic in style. Excellent. (NM)  (10/2013)

91 points Vinous

Good bright, dark red. Very rich, chocolatey nose. Rich and ripe but at the same time saline and classically dry; much more backward than the Fuees. Slightly disjointed today, with a candied quality juxtaposed with fresh herbs and a menthol reserve. Finishes with substantial tannins that call for patience. (ST) 91+  (3/2014)

91 points Vinous

Plums, tobacco and smoke are some of the notes that inform the 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de La Maréchale. Underlying veins of graphite and minerals give the 2011 much of its energy. I very much like the sense of contrasts here. At times, the Clos de La Maréchale is wild, while at others it oozes with polish and sophistication. Clos de La Maréchale remains the hidden jewel in Mugnier's range. (AG) 91+  (3/2014)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

An airy, cool and expressive nose exhibits a touch of herbal tea character on the high-toned red berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with soft earth and spice wisps. The sleek, supple and round middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of vibrancy (though not the density of the 2012 or 2010) while concluding in a balanced and solidly persistent finish. To my taste this is still on the way up yet it's not so far away from its peak that it couldn't easily be enjoyed now.  (6/2017)