2016 Lucien Muzard & Fils Bourgogne
Nine generations of Muzards precede Claude and Hervé, who today control Domaine Lucien Muzard across 16 ha of vineyards in Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet and Pommard. The family can trace its roots back to 1645, but it was not until the two sons, Claude and Herve took over the domaine from Lucien in 1995 that it began bottling at the estate rather than selling to négociants.
Regarded as one of the best value producers in Burgundy.
Fruit is sourced from parcels in Maranges and in Santenay, plus a one hectare parcel in the Hautes Côtes with ageing taking place in tank (30%) and the balance in barrel (of which 15% is new). Semi translucent bright red core with a light red hue. Aromas of dark cherries and strawberries are intermeshed with forest floor, game and spicy cedar notes. Savoury red cherry and winter strawberry fruits have an elegant and supple feel across the lighter bodied palate with elements of forest floor, fresh herbs and subtle spicy cedar the undercard. A lick of fresh acidity complements the silky tannins as it moves into a medium length aftertaste that’s quite moreish. Hard to imagine a better value Bourgogne.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.