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Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix

Château Magdelaine

2004

St. Émilion

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 Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix.

Harvest

Bud breaking started on April 3rd under mild and slightly rainy conditions. The high temperatures of late May and beginning of June induced a quick and homogeneous flowering (June 5-10th) with a big production potential. A normal month of July was followed by a mild and rather humid August. An unexpected hot and dry month of September promoted the end of maturation and thus allowed for good quality grapes. Picking started on September 17 and finished on October 7, lasting for a long period under overall good climatic conditions.

The wines show a good intense color, with a normal evolution; on the nose, one finds a vivid bouquet with floral and fruits scents; on the palate, a good harmony and balance with fresh tannins ending on an aromatic and very pleasant finale. These are charming and typically Bordeaux wines in their complexity and finesse.

Technical Information

Appellation
St. Émilion
Varietal(s)
90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
Suggested Retail Price
$69