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1970 Magdelaine, St-Emilion

SKU #1094827 93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Our first bottle of the 1970 at our recent May tasting was corked, but happily we had a backup bottle. However, as it was pressed into service promptly, it did not get much time in decanter to blossom properly and my score may be a bit conservative because of this lack of aeration. The bouquet is pure and complex, offering up scents of black cherries, sweet dark berries, cigar ash, woodsmoke, sealing wax, a lovely base of chalk and still a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully resolved, with a good core, melted tannins, good acids and fine length and grip on the very well balanced finish. A lovely bottle, but I have had even better ones in recent times and this again, my just reflect our not being able to give this bottle enough time to completely blossom. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Medium garnet; cedary nose, with green tea nuances and cranberries emerging; firm, lively and tannic, with concentrated though unevolved fruit flavors; a big wine, with much personality and style. Inner quote mark (5/1993)

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