Good medium red. Initially mute, reduced nose opened slowly with air to reveal slightly medicinal scents of red cherry and wild berries. Began juicy, spicy and gripping but revealed building sweetness and power to its flavors of red berries, spices and saline, earthy minerality. Finishes firm, salty and long, with a positive dryness and excellent power and grip. This gained in silkiness and sweetness with 24 hours in the recorked bottle. - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, 92 Points
Direct from the U.S. Importer and the best price out there. This Grand Cru will age gracefully for another 10 to 12 years. Perfect for the cellar!
92 Points, Stephen Tanzer
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.