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2004 Michel Magnien - Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees Vieilles Vignes

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 79 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 75653-2004-750-3A
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    A subtly complex nose of red and black pinot fruit aromas that offers a bit better ripeness than the foregoing wines and leads to earthy, round, rich and sweet flavors that possess good freshness and plenty of punch. This is really quite a nice villages.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Medium red. Briary red fruits, iron and earth on the nose. Juicy and spicy, with good density and intensity of black cherry and herbal flavors. This has good cut. There was a lot of hail here, but the Magniens eliminated the dried grapes.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 79

    On the animal side, but also full of sweet, ripe cherry- and earth-tinged flavors. Relatively soft, with drying tannins emerging on the finish. Best from 2008 through 2012. 400 cases made. -BS
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
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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

    • 42 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors