2001 Michel Magnien - Clos de la Roche 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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: Issue 113

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Average rating: 93, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

69 bottles owned by 23 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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