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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Chateau Magdelaine  2009
Chateau Magdelaine 2009
(search item no. 123669)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $89.00

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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 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-Emilion. 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.

Blend: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

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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.