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2005 Chateau Magdelaine Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12x750ml

JR17.5RP93VM94+

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SKU: LXSIB101263520051200750 Categories: , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 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. [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 22/06/2015]

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040

Vinous – 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. [Ian D’Agata, 03/01/2012]

JancisRobinson.com – 17.5

Relatively pale. A bit funky and low key but really interesting old-fashioned St-Émilion – 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. [16/02/2009]

Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030

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