The Magnificent Wine Company

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

One of the most profound clarets I have ever tasted. This is why we age Bordeaux! At 25 years old, this is elegant, poised, complex, aromatic—simply magnificent. 10.0 — a month ago

Henri Goutorbe

Special Club Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Wow! Beautiful. Lemon curd, brioche, seashells, a bit of raisin, also some dried cherry. It keeps evolving. So glad I got to try something like this. Really magnificent. — a year ago

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Pluribus Napa Valley Red Wine 2009

Magnum~ Amazing wine from a magnificent vineyard!!! — a year ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2006

Opened 5 hours with the cork removed only in the cellar. Magnificent explosive nose of red and dark fruits, complex, elegant with spices too, cherries, red currants, black currants, liquorice, a definite floral aspect with roses and some tobacco. The palate is balanced with vivid acidity and a power that is contained and classy, that explosive fruit is gorgeous, the texture of tannins is fine grained and a touch of dryness but still smooth, what impresses the most is the amazing length, incredible. I found the signature of the domaine maybe at 50% and it is an excellent bottle and wine, but not the best Echezeaux I drank from the DRC. 94-95 Paired with deer filet from a local bio farm for a small Christmas eve family dinner. Merry Christmas to all.

Lente oxygénation de 5 heures. Magnifique nez explosif et aromatique qui ne cesse d’évoluer, complexe, élégant avec des fruits rouges, cerises, mures aussi, des épices, une touche florale et de rose, du tabac. En bouche, c’est équilibré et d’une puissance contenue et élégante, ce fruit exubérant est bien présent, une acidité appuyée, la texture est belle, assez ronde et expensive, des tannins de grains fins mais avec de la structure quand même, ce qui impressionne le plus est la longueur absolument incroyable. J’ai retrouvé à 50% la signature du domaine et c’est un excellent vin, mais sans être la meilleure bouteille de DRC ou d’Echezeaux de la DRC j’ai bu. 94-95
— 3 years ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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@Douglas Braun thanks, blessed to have a wife that cooks like a chef
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@Mario Vaillancourt Deer Filet and DRC - a perfect match👌

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2010

Served double-blind as a sort of epilogue to an already epic night. This was served alongside another red wine that was also presented double-blind. Immediately, I called this Southern Rhone and the other wine, Sangiovese from Toscano (it ended up being a 2012 Biondi Santi Riserva). This presented a bright ruby color in the glass with a transparent core. This wine…had an OMG nose. The kind of aromatics that could end all wars and bring a century of peace to all mankind. It’s both powerful and elegant. Both ripe and fresh. An androgynous wine that represents both masculine and feminine with a grace that would make Prince or David Bowie envious. Gorgeously layered red and dark fruits, exotic spices, licorice and garrigue wrapped in the most beautifully textured package imaginable. It reminded me of something similar a previous experience; like Fonsalette…but this was different, there was more here. When you taste this, everything becomes clear. You look at everyone at the table differently; for what you have more in common instead of what makes us different. An experience akin to an Odesza show on MDMA. It’s that profound and then you are forever changed. You wake up the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that and weeks go by and your worldview is different. You see love in everything. And then it was revealed to be a 2010 Chateau Rayas. *Insert expletive*. A magnificent wine. An epiphany and, as far as I’m concerned, perfect. This is not merely a great Chateauneuf du Pape. This transcends the appellation. It should be its own AOC. Drink now or whenever you’re reading this note. — 3 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Bucket list to drink a Rayas.
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@Ceccherini Cristiano @Tom Casagrande @Andrew Cullimore thank you…but really, thank the wine. It was truly that special.


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

Antonio Galloni

Happy New Year! A great bottle, just epic. Obviously very a young, but still magnificent! — 3 years ago

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Mike R

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Thank you for this - have a few but going to wait a few years to try one - happy new year sir
Mario Vaillancourt

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Can’t wait to drink the 2008 too, should be great. Happy new year!
Alan Weinberg

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I’m opening one tonight! Happy new year.

Château Simon

Cuvee Prestige Barsac 2015

Exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit. On the grassy side, hay, peach in syrup, apricot... superbly in place for this 2015 with a potential for evolution over the next 25 years, potential evolution towards notes of dried fruit and nuts. Sweet without saturated sugar. Digestible and light. A real wine in the refined sense of the term. Magnificent on a Roquefort cheese.

Notes fruits exotiques, ananas, fruits de la passion. Côté herbeux, foins, pêche en sirop, abricot… superbement en place pour ce 2015 avec un potentiel d’évolution sur les 25 prochaines années, évolution potentiels vers des notes de fruits secs. Doux sans sucre saturé. Digeste et léger. Un vrai vin au sens raffiné du terme. Magnifique sur un Roquefort.
— a year ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine

The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. Effusive aromatics and bright, red-toned fruit make a strong first impression. A wine of vertical intensity and explosive energy, the 2005 is a towering masterpiece. Today it is just at the beginning of a long drinking window that will last another few decades. Red cherry, plum, leather, spice, gravel, smoke, blood orange and pomegranate infuse the palate staining finish. In 2005, La Mission is a wine that satisfies all the senses, from the intellectual to the hedonistic. Magnificent. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)
— 2 years ago

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Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2017

Always a pleasure to taste the wines of JP Brun. This purple-colored Moulin-à-Vent delivers magnificent airy notes of undergrowth, ash, accompanied by a floral burst of dry roses / peonies; Morello cherry, blackberries. The mouth is very fine. silky tannins testify to a great mastery of winemaking. 2017 vintage begins to « pinote » wonderfully and will win again with a few years in the cellar (for those who enjoy Burdundy style). Reference!

Toujours un plaisir de gouter les vins de JP Brun. Ce Moulin-à-Vent à la robe violine, délivre de magnifiques notes herbacées de sous-bois cendrées, accompagné d’un eclat floral de roses séchées/pivoines; de cerise griotte et mûrs. La bouche est souple, d’une grande finesse. Les tanins soyeux tapissent la bouche sans en avoir l’air, témoignant d’une grande maitrise de vinification. La cuvée 2017 commence à pinoter merveilleusement et gagnera encore avec quelques années en cave, pour ceux qui aiment le style bourguignons. Référence !
— 3 years ago

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