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2005 Domaine Michel Magnien Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS

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SKU: 48095-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($250) Good deep red. Ethereal, soil-driven nose combines rose petal, white pepper, underbrush, ginger and graphite. Creamy but not at all overly sweet, with good juicy precision to the flavors of wild red berries, minerals, flowers and earth. The floral character lifts the finish, but today the back end is a bit pinched. Put this one away for eight years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    An expressive and highly nuanced nose of spiced plum and mocha aromas plus both blue and black pinot fruit gives way to incredibly rich and ripe flavors that stop just short of being surmature, all wrapped in a textured and wonderfully opulent finish. This completely saturates the palate and it's breathtakingly intense yet in the same vein as the Charmes, it lacks just a bit of backend detail compared to the very best here.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
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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

    • 58 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors