2018 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuees Premier Cru
Here too the nose is quite ripe but also quite fresh with its aromas that are comprised mostly by the essence of plum, spice and pretty floral nuances. There is both fine volume and verve to the slightly more refined and more mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that deliver excellent length on the firmly structured, ever-so-mildly warm and youthfully austere finale. This is not as refined as the exquisite 2019 version, but it is more powerful and broad-shouldered. A qualitative choice. Drink 2030+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Aromas of raspberries, Indian spices, orange rind and rose petals preface Mugnier's 2018 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées, a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated wine that's rich but vibrant, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, lusty finish. Like its communal counterpart, it has turned out very well. Drink 2026 - 2060.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru has a vivid bouquet of red cherries, cranberry and raspberry preserve enmeshed with crushed stone and light sous-bois scents, all very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry, offering crisp red berry fruit laced with white pepper and clove. This is so harmonious – not the most powerful Fuées I have encountered, but sleek and sensual. Drink 2023 - 2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Beautiful pure pink purple. This has a glorious harmony in a very ripe style but totally balanced. Glorious perfume with ripe cherry notes. This is a beautiful 2018!
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy