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November 8, 2010

MNSC Burgundy Trip Day 3: Michel Magnien

Visit to Domaine Michel Magnien in Morey-Saint-Denis.  Frédéric Magnien conducted the tasting.

2009 Frédéric Magnien Bourgogne - some fruit, sharp nose of acetone.

2009 Frédéric Magnien Marsannay Coeur d'Argile - more complex, farmy, bacon fat, floral, violet.  Pretty good.

2009 Frédéric Magnien Fixin - rubbery nose with a bit of smoke.

2009 Michel Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis Très Girard - very violet, floral, nice and a bit smoky.

2009 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Echézeaux - fruity, ripe, with bacon fat and smoke.

2009 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Seuvrées Vieilles Vignes - smoky, rubbery, woodsy.

2009 Michel Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Fremières - animal, a little smoky, funky, minty with sandalwood.

2009 Michel Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Millandes - nose was a bit muted with some grilled meats and bacon.

2009 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Goulots - wow!  Nose was very open and nice, with smoke, grilled meats, farmy and toasty.

2009 Michel Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Sentiers - meaty and smoky.

2009 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers - hint of smoke and a hint of bacon.

2009 Michel Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Chaffots - animal, a bit stinky with some exotic spices, a little ripe and sweet, with a little violet and floral notes.

2009 Michel Magnien Charmes-Chambertin - very open nose, with bacon fat, animal, fruit and violet.

2009 Michel Magnien Clos Saint Denis - smoky, bacon fat, a bit floral notes.  Pretty open and nice nose.

2009 Michel Magnien Clos de la Roche - open nose with strong notes of game meats, brunt rubber and toast.  A little sharp.

2007 Michel Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Chaffots - sweet and soft, with cotton candy notes.  A bit floral and grilled meats.

2006 Michel Magnien Charmes-Chambertin - a lovely wine with open and beautiful nose.  Lots of bacon fat, mint, fruit, a hint of smoke, violet, toasty popcorn.

2010 Michel Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Sentiers - less than 2 months after harvest, this wine smelled of lots of grape skin, pungent, stinky like pipi de chat.  Really acidic and grippy on the palate.

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