Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Medium Body, Dry
Producer: Chateau Magdelaine
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 U-shaped vineyard is situated on the famous limestone terrace of Saint-Emilion as well as on a southern slope enjoying a sunny exposure.
Best when 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).
Shows a light menthol note before giving way to a smoky, tobacco-infused core of plum and black cherry fruit, revealing perfumy black tea and singed sandalwood details that frame the finish. Seems restrained, with a chalky echo holding sway on the finish. Offers ample depth.
Food Matches: Beef, Steak, Duck