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2005 Michel Magnien - Morey St Denis Les Millandes 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS
  • 89 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 75657-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and a whiff of smoked meat on the nose. Full and sweet, in a chunkier style, with good ripe acidity keeping the dense flavors fresh. Less open today than the Seuvrees.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Certainly ripeness and sheer intensity are not in question here. A 2005 Morey-St.-Denis Les Millandes leads with lightly-cooked blackberry and resinous, smoky, bacon fat accents on the nose, fills the mouth with glossy, concentrated, almost liqueur-like blackberry fruit, nut oils, and oak-induced macaroon, vanilla and resin. There is a fortunate preservation of acidity helping keep the finish lively and the wine's abundant tannins are undeniably fruit-coated.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    This is slightly more elegant with strikingly pretty and pungent red and black cherry, spice and warm stone notes that have that subtle saline character to them that merge into full, ripe and textured flavors possessing good detail and excellent precision, all wrapped in an admirably persistent finish. I particularly like the mid-palate concentration as it renders the structure almost invisible at present though I suspect this will firm up quickly once in bottle.
    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

    • 141 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors