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"Dark plum/garnet with a nose of sweet cherries intermixed with a hint of plum and vanilla, this is a stylish, very graceful medium-bodied wine.  A Bordeaux for those searching for very restrained, delicately styled wines." Robert Parker

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1988
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerChateau Magdelaine
    RegionBordeaux
    AppellationSt Emilion Grand Cru
    GrapesCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    ABV13.5%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Chateau Magdelaine dates back to at least the 18th century when it was owned by the Chatonnet family. By the early 1950’s, Magdelaine had fallen into a state of neglect in the wine making facilities and their St. Emilion vineyards. At that point, the estate was put up for sale. It was acquired in 1952 by Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix who replanted the vineyards and modernized the wine making.

    Chateau Magdelaine is an old school styled, traditionally made Bordeaux wine is located just outside of the village St. Emilion. Chateau Magdelaine has some very good neighbors. The property is situated close to Chateau Ausone , Chateau Belair-Monange and Chateau Canon at the  break of the limestone plateau. Even though this Bordeaux wine is produced almost exclusively from Merlot , Magdelaine is not fleshy or lush in style. It is a lean, light, fresh style of St. Emilion wine.

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    The 11.3 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Magdelaine is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc . The terroir is limestone and clay soil. Even though the vineyard is one large parcel, the terroir is in two sections with 6 hectares located on the St. Emilion limestone plateau while the remainder of the vines are planted on the slopes. Most of the vines are close to 35 years of age. However the oldest plots of Magdelaine date back to the 1920’s! The vine density is 6,000 vines per hectare.

    Chateau Magdelaine is aged in an average of 40% new, French oak barrels for about 18 months before bottling The production of Chateau Magdelaine is close to 2,500 cases per year.

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    Château Magdelaine (1988) (Only 1 available)

    Château Magdelaine (1988) (Only 1 available)

    "Dark plum/garnet with a nose of sweet cherries intermixed with a hint of plum and vanilla, this is a stylish, very graceful medium-bodied wine.  A Bordeaux for those searching for very restrained, delicately styled wines." Robert Parker

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