Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier

Listed Wines Bonnes Mares
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses
Musigny Grand Cru
Owner Mugnier family
President Frederic Mugnier
Annual Production ​(Grand Vin) 500 cases
Classification Grand Cru
Sub-Region Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy
Interesting Fact The Mugnier family once had to fight a court case proving their domaine was the ‘true’ Château de Chambolle, as somebody else was (erroneously) claiming the honour.
Domaine Jacques Frederic Mugnier

History

Domaine JF Mugnier’s history begins in the 19th century, when a Francois Mugnier (who went by the name Frederic) established a very successful company in Dijon, specialising in aperitifs, cassis, liquers and aromatic wine. This successful enterprise allowed the family to purchase the impressive Chateau Chambolle-Musigny, which came with a modest four hectares of vineyards.  Nearly 40 years later, in 1902, the family purchased a large ‘clos’ in Nuits St Georges, augmenting their holdings.

The family was in sole charge of the domaine until 1950, when the vineyards in Chambolle were contracted out to Faiveley, and from 1977 to Bruno Clair. In 1985, Frederic – a fifth generation Mugnier – took over, and somehow managed to combine the running of the property with his job as an airline pilot. He now focuses his efforts solely on winemaking.

The estate is renowned for its Chambolle-Musigny (despite owning four hectares in Chambolle and a much greater 10 in Nuits), and is the second largest owner in Musigny. 

Investment Overview

With high critic scores, upwards trending prices and a host of accolades, the Musigny Grand Cru is the domaine’s jewel in the crown. Recent vintages, namely the 2012, have performed exceptionally well. However, prices are driven by demand, and with only around 500 cases of this wine produced every year, demand is high – it follows, then, that prices are too.

Elsewhere in the domaine’s impressive portfolio, the Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses is well worth a look, with many ardently claiming the Premier Cru is finer than any Grand in the region. Prices here have been rising steadily, too, no doubt reflecting a rise in critic scores, from 88 from Pierre Rovani for the 2000 vintage, up to 95 from William Kelly for the 2015. While perhaps not quite as illustrious as the Musigny Grand Cru, those looking for fine expression of the Chambolle-Musigny terroir, at a slightly more accessible price that’s only set to rise in future – could likely do no better than the Amoureuses.

Wines Overview

Chateau de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Le Musigny

Assembled from two plots of vines, this well-regarded wine is one of the domaine’s top scorers, with the 2015 vintage earning 100 points on eRobertParker.com. Recognisable by its intense bouquet, the wine is fruity, floral and extremely delicate, offering a long and blossoming finish.

Chateau de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses

This wine performs exceptionally wine for a Premier Cru, consistently earning top scores and high praise from critics. This wine is true to its name – ‘lovers’ – in that it conjures up wonderful delicate, feminine notes, yet at the same time offers intensity, depth and length in its floral and berry fruit aromas.

Chateau de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru

Regarded by many as one of the greatest wines in Burgundy, Le Musigny shares a number of characteristics with its neighbour Les Amoureuses, such as an elegant richness without heaviness and an aromatic composition. This wine offers a slightly steadier structure, though, and a length of finish on the palate which is incomparable.

Chateau de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Bonnes Mares

This wine is made from vines that sit astride the village communes of Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint Denis, and offers characteristics from both appellations: firmness and earthiness from Morey, and fruit and berry aromas from Chambolle. Another critic pleaser, the Bonnes Mares requires at least five years of ageing.

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Price Analysis

High
Highest £48,000.00 Musigny Grand Cru, 2005
Average
Average vintage price £13,951.03

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Musigny Grand Cru 2016 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier POA 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2015 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £1,620.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2014 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier POA 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2013 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £14,796.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2012 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £22,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2011 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £17,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2010 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £30,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2009 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £33,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2008 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £24,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2007 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £16,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2006 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £20,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2005 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £48,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2004 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £15,180.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2003 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier POA 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2002 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £28,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2001 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £14,064.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 2000 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £16,079.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 1999 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £30,000.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 1997 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,604.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 1996 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £20,868.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 1995 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £13,200.00 12x75cl
Musigny Grand Cru 1990 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £28,740.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2016 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £19,500.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2015 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £14,976.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2014 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £9,084.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2013 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £9,500.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2012 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £15,324.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2011 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £10,000.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2010 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £21,180.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2009 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £17,000.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2008 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £9,000.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2007 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,200.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2006 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £12,799.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2005 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £23,496.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2004 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £5,196.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2003 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,200.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2002 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £18,540.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2001 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £12,306.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2000 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier POA 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1999 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £21,000.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1997 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £674.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1996 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £14,974.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1995 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £6,048.00 12x75cl
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1990 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £17,904.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2016 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £16,800.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2015 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,520.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2014 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £5,448.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2013 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £4,812.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2012 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £6,804.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2011 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £5,496.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2010 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £8,988.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2009 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £5,712.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2008 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £10,340.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2007 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £8,160.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2006 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £5,052.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2005 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £15,148.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2004 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £7,500.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2003 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £6,624.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2002 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £10,656.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2001 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £6,600.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 2000 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £811.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 1999 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £8,533.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 1997 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,400.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 1996 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £7,800.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 1995 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £4,440.00 12x75cl
Bonnes Mares 1990 Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier £11,268.00 12x75cl