2001 Domaine Frédéric Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis Les Ruchots 1er Cru
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($65) Bright, dark red. Sappy cherry, raspberry, violet, sassafras, cracked pepper and spicy oak tones on the tangy nose. Juicy, bright and vibrant, with intense, sharply delineated blackberry, cola and spice flavors. A dense, sweet wine with excellent inner-palate energy. Finishes long, firm and spicy. Impressive for its appellation.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2004
Rating: 92Much cleaner and fresher with distinctively earthy red fruits cut with notes of cherry and cola and medium weight, extremely pure and sappy flavors that exude breed and class. In my view, Ruchots is arguably the finest 1er in Morey, not that there are not other worthy candidates but there is a certain presence and vibrancy to the sweet, dense, concentrated flavors and the velvety, complex finish that the other Morey 1ers here cannot match. Really lovely stuff and if this can add a touch of weight with time, this could surprise on the upside.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2003
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 29 bottles owned
- 9 collectors