Stephane Magnien is a fourth generation wine maker, still making the families wines in a very traditional manner. The wines are very true to their terroir, light and delicate, not at all heavy or forced as is the fashion of many modern wines. We enjoyed our introduction to these wines and look forward to a long relationship with another true artisan of the noble Pinot Noir.
2012 is the first vintage we have assessed and offered en-primeur. Stephane was unsurprisingly upbeat about his wines having received quite a lot of positive feedback in the French press. These are delicate wines, elegant with finesse. The charming style of this vintage made them all the more attractive for me.
This is right in the centre of the old Clos Saint Denis vineyard, it was originally smaller, augmented later by the addition of ajacent premiers crus. This is perhaps the pearl in the Magnien portfolio. 60 Yr old vines here, the nose is quite subtle as would be expected, needs coaxing, the structure is very symetrical, very fine nuances of complexity, the palate is very composed, delicate, pure and long. Great finesse. This has a long life and will need 6-8 years in bottle to reveal its full potential.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.