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2005 Château Magdelaine

  • 93 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53515-2005-3000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.53 pH; IPT 65; 13.8% alcohol): Bright ruby. Sexy, compelling nose of blackcurrant, violet, white pepper and minerals is an absolute knockout. Then very refined on the palate, with a delicate spiciness to the blackcurrant, red plum and mineral flavors, but with noteworthy fleshiness and ripeness lifted by harmonious acidity. This is a very great and impeccably balanced Magdelaine in the making. Finishes long and silky, with a persistent strawberry note. Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be a classic Magdelaine: very well balanced and delicious. I think this is an excellent example of just how easy it is to misjudge Magdelaine on release and how well it develops in bottle in strong vintages.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    From the stable of Jean-Pierre Moueix, this estate has now been absorbed by the nearby Belair (renamed Belair-Monange). Exhibiting gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes with some plum and Asian spice and dense ruby/garnet to the rim, this 2005 is full-bodied, rich, and bigger and more masculine than this wine tends to be. It is a beauty, with loads of fruit, great purity and texture. Drink it over the next 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Relatively pale. A bit funky and low key but really interesting old-fashioned St-milion - Figeac surely? Or Magdelaine. Very lively on the finish but not much up front. For the long term. Very clean. Note that I liked this wine more than anyone else, although there were 17s and 16s.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: grapist
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Phil the Greek

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 82 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 15 collectors)