92 Points, Vinous Media

REVIEWS

Good deep red. Musky aromas of dried cherry, cured meat, smoky herbs, leather and underbrush. Sweet and dense but not at all heavy, with dominant flavors of stone and Indian spices. Silky and pliant in the middle but more soil- than fruit-driven. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and a light touch. Very classy wine. -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, 92 Points

WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Pinot Noir
  • APPELLATION
    Burgundy, France
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

"Ruchots" is one of the top 1er Cru vineyards of Morey St. Denis. In the right hands, it's a vineyard that yields Pinot that is fleshy and plump with a bevy of juicy red cherry, cut white flowers and minerals. Arlaud is a master of crafting harmonious wine in which the tannins and oak meld together. Neil Mechanic, Invino

TASTING NOTES 

The perfumes and tastes of late summer are the signature of Magnien Burgundy: dark, ripe plums; sweet, concentrated blackberries; the cool, laurel-tinged air of the forest.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Magnien wines are the gateway to Burgundy. Choosing to explore his wines is an exciting first step for a wine drinker toward becoming more involved with wine -- into the infinite variety and beautiful mystery that is Burgundian Pinot Noir.

For those just getting to know Burgundy wines, Magnien is a masterful guide, as he offers an unparalleled selection of wines from the region's finest vineyards. Yet for Burgundy connoisseurs, Magnien is the benchmark for exploring the characteristics of grand and premier cru wines: the licorice of Chambertin, the incense of Morey “Ruchots,” the orange essence of Échezeaux.

The signature of Magnien Burgundy is the perfumes and tastes of late summer -- dark, ripe plums and sweet, concentrated blackberries, cooled by the laurel-tinged air of the forest.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair with a slow roasted whoe guinea hen.