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2001 Michel Magnien - Clos de la Roche

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS
  • 94 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 47807-2001-750-2C
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($110) Red-ruby. Dark berries, mint and underbrush on the nose. Powerful and expansive, with sappy flavors of red cherry, strawberry, minerals and spices. Compellingly sweet and extract-rich. Spreads out impressively on the finish, with the ripe tannins covered by fleshy fruit. A very impressive 2001.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Loads of red fruits can be discerned in the aromas of the superb 2001 Clos de la Roche. Boasting a fabulous spread of red cherries, spices, and juniper berries, it is a supple, suave offering. Concentrated, gorgeously pure, and sappy, this fat, sensual wine has a stupendously long, meaty finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Finer and more elegant than the Charmes with explosively ripe, intensely earthy, blackberry fruit and big, robust, muscular, firm, extremely rich flavors and a generous, full, supple, beautifully focused finish. This is relatively approachable for young Clos de la Roche though I suspect that the presently buried tannins will become more prominent after the mise.
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2003
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  • Michael Magnien wines offer the Burgundy enthusiast a great opportunity to experience the refined extraction and elegant concentration of Pinot Noir. Michel comes from a long line of Burgundy artisans and owns 27 acres of grand cru, premier cru and village vineyards. He sold off the majority of his crop until 1992, when he started bottling most of the harvest. In 1994, at the urging of his son Frederic, he decided to bottle the whole harvest and thus it remains to this day. He is a leader in terroir-driven Pinot and deals in purity. His wines are sleek yet commanding, and flood the senses with waves of berry and cherry in a sea of perfumed and exotic spices.

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    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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 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

    • 63 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors