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Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix

Château Magdelaine

2002

St. Emilion

This reputable Estate has a history that dates back to the mid-18th century. Jean-Pierre Moueix first acquired the property in 1952 and focused his efforts to restore the vineyard to its deserved glory. The property has recently undergone a major restoration of the buildings as well as an important renovation of the underground cellars.

The U-shaped vineyard is situated on the famous limestone terrace of Saint-Emilion as well as on a southern slope enjoying a sunny exposure. Cultivation and winemaking are under the supervision of the team of Establishments Jean-Pierre Moueix.


Tasting Notes

The color is a deep vermilion with a purple reflection. The nose is has a touch of vanilla with a brioche-like flavour, stewed fruits, blond tobacco, very ripe merlot and yet fresh and delicate. On the palate there is a very fine and long tannic framework, a fine example of the type of wine found on the famous limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. The wine also has touches of oak with current and bilberry fruits. This freshness is accompanied by a very long aromatic persistence backed by a good acidity.

To be enjoyed with fine food, the wines express a subtle balance between the natural suppleness of Merlot and the distinctive elegance imparted by the limestone soils.


Technical Information

Appellation
St. Emilion
Varietal(s)
90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging
French oak barrels, 40% new
Avg Vine Age
35 years old
Suggested Retail Price
$76