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Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix

Château Magdelaine

2007

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.


Tasting Notes

The color is a deep vermilion with a purple reflection. The nose has a touch of vanilla with a brioche-like flavor, stewed fruits, blond tobacco and very ripe merlot, yet is 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-Émilion. The wine also has touches of oak with current and bilberry fruits. This freshness is accompanied by a very long aromatic persistence backed by 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. Château Magdelaine will age remarkably well and is best when enjoyed at its maturity (five to 15 years).



Technical Information

Appellation
St. Émilion
Varietal(s)
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging
French oak barrels, 40% new
Avg Vine Age
35 years old
Suggested Retail Price
$99