| Steve Tanzer 88 points (Mar 2009)
(Mugnier assembled multiple components to make a single representative sample) Good bright red. Lovely floral lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis, blueberry and maraschino cherry; I might have thought I had my nose in a glass of Chambolle. Broader and less detailed than the Bonnes-Mares but with more obvious sweetness to its dense, sappy red fruit flavors. If this is Chambolle on the nose, the finish shows chewy, more chunky Nuits-Saint-Georges tannins but also a lovely light touch. I asked Mugnier why his Nuits often shows a Chambolle-like character to its fruit, if not to its structure. "Each grower makes a caricature of his appellation," he responded. "It's psychological. And in my case I'm not afraid to make soft, delicate wines."
Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2010)
Mugnier’s 2007 Nuits-St.-Georges Clos de la Marechale elicits aromatic allusions to ripe black raspberry, cedar, cardamom, burley tobacco, nut oils, and game, delivering a similar sense of complexity on a relatively rich if conspicuously tannin-girded palate. The sheer sap and finishing grip in evidence here suggest that one might want to follow the wine for 4-6 years in anticipation that the tannins will refine themselves.