2022 Magnien Gevrey Chambertin villages Vieilles Vignes

2022 Magnien Gevrey Chambertin villages Vieilles Vignes

$59.00

Description

Between the “regular” Gevrey Chambertin villages and this oustanding Vieilles Vignes (old vines) bottling, I preferred this so overwhelmingly that I’m not even including the “regular” in the offer…..from a smattering of old vines from 8 different lieu dits in varied parts of the appellation, this is to my tastes a simply outstanding villages level bottling in its depth, complexity, concentration, and sense of overall class.  It has all essential Gevrey food groups, deep red/light black forest fruits, intense purply florals, subtle savory/meaty qualities, a present and fairly fine sense of tannic structure, and a driving salty mineral underpinning.  The shtuff is legit, and has a ton of substance/character.  I gave this a little *.  If that sounds good, dive in! The water is fiiine…..This is certainly the best muscular and ageworthy introduction to the house style and its fantastic cache of old vine holdings.  You can see what the critics thought….
“The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes comes from eight parcels from 40 years old to some planted in 1915. Always one of my favorite cuvées from Magnien, this is more defined and energetic than the regular Gevrey, offering Morello cherries, strawberries and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins and a mixture of red and black fruit, supple in texture. It is not a concentrated Gevrey but feels very cohesive towards the finish. Give this puppy a couple of years in bottle.” 90-92 Neil Martin
“(from 40 to 100-year-old vines located in 8 different lieux-dits though one-third of the blend is from Les Journaux in Brochon). An exceptionally pretty, even perfumed, nose freely offers up more elegant aromas where the fruit derives more from the red side of the spectrum. There is again a lovely sense of verve to the detailed and denser flavors that possess slightly better complexity and persistence on the balanced and youthfully austere finale that has the stuffing to repay up to a decade of keeping.” (89-91)/2027+” Allen Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“Medium ruby purple. I like the nose here more than the straight Gevrey and the Bourgogne because the fruit seems to be filling out more. This is what I expected. The fruit remains precise but there is enough of it to cover the bone structure. A pretty and perfumed strawberry finish with good length. Drink from 2028-2034. Tasted: November 2023.”  90-92 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine
“”For me, this is where the party starts at Magnien. Much livelier, this is vivid and delicate. The vineyard was planted in 1915, so well over 100 years old, and this shows in the mid-palate fruit. Lovely length, and a pleasurable, silky generosity. Yes, please! Drink from 2032. (2/12/24)” 90 points Steen Ohman, Winehog