2001 Magdelaine, St-Emilion

SKU #1286985 92 points Wine & Spirits

 No notes given.  (12/2004)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Loads of red fruits on the nose, with blackberry and cherry character. Full-bodied, with superrefined tannins and a lovely plum, coffee and smoky finish. Very subtle and long. Very close to the 2000 in quality. This is a château on the rise. (JS)  (3/2004)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This stylish, understated St.-Emilion offers notes of kirsch liqueur, cedar, and spice box in an evolved, medium-bodied, exceptionally elegant style. Pure, delicate, and subtle...(RP)  (6/2004)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Moderately saturated medium red. Smoky redcurrant, cherry, coffee, minerals and tobacco on the aromatic nose. Juicy and dry, with suave, understated flavors of leather, coffee grounds and minerals. Grew more pliant with aeration. Spreads out nicely on the palate, finishing with firm but fine tannins and very good length.  (5/2004)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2017 | Send Email
I started collecting Bordeaux in 1971, and one of the first wines I bought was 1967 Magdelaine after I tasted it in Hawaii (Ilikai Hotel) that same year. I loved this property during the ’70s and ’80s when it was brought in by importers Bercut Vandervoort & Co. The last vintage of this (once) famous property was the 2011. In 2012 it was merged with Château Bélair-Monange. We have just gotten a small sampling of vintages direct from the property, including the super delicious 2001.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion