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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Chateau Magdelaine  2003
Chateau Magdelaine 2003
(search item no. 90516)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2003 came across like a Pinot Noir with its soft tannin and elegant nose of flowers, sweet cherries, subtle licorice, and spice box. Sexy, heady, and round with low acidity and silky tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 8-10 years. It is an atypically forward and approachable Magdelaine."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 Points

"Very attractive blackberry, cherry and light meat aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a caressing finish. Subtle yet rich. Lots going on here. Give it time. Best after 2010."
Wine Spectator
90 Points

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About Château 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 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 Establishments Jean-Pierre Moueix.