A third vintage for this under-the-radar gem, the guys at Marchand-Tawse have a knack for sniffing out exceptional, overperforming/undervalued sites that are well farmed. Murgers has long been a pet favorite of mine due to its performance in the Hudelot Noëllat range, sitting high on the hillside in northern Nuits, where things take on a decidedly Vosnean bent. Just it has been since the 2019 inaugural bottling, this is terrific….get what you can….! A little * awarded here.
“An exuberantly floral-infused nose displays notes of both earth and spice on the plum and dark berry nose. There is excellent density to the velvety and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors that also possess good power on the long, serious and clearly built-to-age finale. Good stuff in an ageworthy package. (91-93)/2033+” Allen Meadows ——————–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“The 2021 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Meurgers 1er Cru contains 80% whole bunches. Like its fellow wines from the appellation, it needs a lot aeration to get going. Yet the aromatics reveal a delicacy and purity that I admire. The palate is medium bodied with fine grain tannins, tensile with commendable depth, a little strict yet focused, with hints of dark chocolate right on the finish. Very fine.” 91-93 Neil Martin
“Maison. One barrel, one year old wood. 80% whole bunch. Clear fresh mid purple. Superb energy from the fruit on the nose, with the oak relegated to the background. Undemonstrative yet fine, not the weightiest Murgers but the essentials of the vineyard are there and the finish is long. Drink from 2027-2035. Tasted: November 2022.” 92-95 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine