Monday, July 27, 2009

2003 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin

A few years back my wine buddy Neil recommended a visit to the Burgundy Wine Co., a Manhattan wine shop that is almost entirely focused on the wines of Burgundy. Back in those days I was going to New York on a regular basis and you could still bring wine in your carry on bags. Ahh, the good old days...

Well-endowed on the nose, the 2003 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin was a beautiful blend of cherry candy and musty, old shoe leather...prettied up with some fresh garden flowers. A silky palate, firmly held together with fresh acidity and a grainy minerality. Very well balanced, this wine is coming together very nicely in its 6th year, but with a terrific finish that hints at many more years of enjoyment.
cork. 13% alcohol
Score: 17.5/20
Price: US$60 (Burgundy Wine Co.)


Shea said...

Is this producer related at all to Frederic Magnien?

Vinogirl said...

Sounds like a nice wine.

Joe said...

Shea - good to hear from you. Yes, if you follow the link to the Domaine Magnien site you can learn about the familial relationship.

Thanks Vinogirl, it was a pleasure to find out how nice this was when I was buying this one "blind", so to speak...and I have one more bottle to enjoy sometime soon.