Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier
Grand Cru Red 750 ml
Tasted: Jul 01, 2015
Drink: Try from 2016+
Tasting note: (opened from personal storage). 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 5 to 8 years, it should be capable of holding there for several decades. Tasted many times with consistent results as this just keeps moving from strength to strength.