- Dom Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin VV 2013 Product #30895 (In Stock)
One of the most satisfying village-level Gevrey-Chambertin we've had in a while from a tiny producer seldom seen outside of France. Here the fruit comes from 40 year-old vines growing in 10+ small slices of vineyard around the village of Gevrey. One of those vineyards provides a tie to the Magnien's Burgundy history - the vines in Empointures used for this wine were cuttings taken from vines in 1er Cru Cazetierers planted in 1915!
This already sports a pretty perfume of griotte cherry and raspberry puree with iron shavings and fresh earth. Plenty of muscular power on the palate, but also superb purity and elegance, with a core of ripe berry fruit, iron, earth and spice. Lovely texture - iron fist in a silk glove - with outstanding length on the palate and fruit, mineral, and cut flower finish. A fantastic wine, but very limited.
- Dom Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers 2013 Product #30877 (In Stock)
Gevrey’s 1er Cru Clos St Jacques vineyard probably should have been named a Grand Cru when titles were handed out in the 1930s. This vineyard, Cazetiers, is, as Clive Coates explains, “almost as well exposed as Clos St Jacques and can closely approach it” in quality. Dom Henri Magnien owns about 4 acres here, making it their single largest vineyard holding and one of their most important.
In their outstanding 2013 release, you'll find black cherry and raspberry fruit with accents if iron ore, smoke, and spice. The wine glides across your palate like silk before fine tannins come up for grip and shape. Long and lovely - decant or hold through 2028. Very highly recommended!