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Château Magdelaine

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2011 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Floral, black raspberry and cherry tones with medium body open into a delicate red berry and spice finish. 89-91 Pts

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2010 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Medium bodied, stony and fresh, the mineral driven nose is complicated by notes of thyme, black cherry, earth and plums. Clearly there is more held in reserve that should come out with 5-7 years of age.

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2009 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

2009 Magdelaine opens with minerals, dark raspberries, chocolate, and licorice aromas. The soft textured wine is medium bodied, and ends with dark berry and chocolate flavors. 89/91 Pts

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2008 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Showing some lightness in the color, the wine is maturing. More interesting on the nose with its black raspberry, floral, tobacco and earthy character, than on the medium bodied, crisp, bright, red berry and herbal finish.

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08 Château Magdelaine shows an abundance of ripe, black fruit, herbs, and a hint of oak with some minerals in the nose. Full bodied with some good texture, but there is an austere/lean quality to the wine as well, which finishes with kirsch notes. 88-91 Pts

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2005 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium bodied, the wine is more interesting on the earthy, floral, cherry and spice centric nose, than on the palate, with its fresh, bright, red fruit character.

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Earth, herbs, floral and spicy cherry notes, medium body with a crisp, cherry finish. The wine is fine, it just lacks excitment or unique character.

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1990 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Bland and light, this fully mature, lean, St. Emilion wine was focused on red berries, tobacco and spice. Fully mature, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

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1982 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Just past its best days, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and offers up red plums, cherry, flowers and earthy notes. Soft and gentle in texture, a bit light in the mouth, this is more than ready.

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1975 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Austere, with slightly rustic tannins, the wine is on the very bright, red berry side, with nuances of herbs, wet earth and spice. Medium bodied, with sharp, red fruits in the finish, this is an old school classic.

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1928 Château Magdelaine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

I was surprised at how good this wine was. At 90 years of age, there was a lot to like here. Looking like an orange tea, the wine had depth of flavor with cigar box, leaf, herb and cedar notes to go along with the bright fruit. Soft and refined, the finish felt as fine as it tasted.

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