Château Magdelaine

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2259 ratings
9.279 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

Very well balanced got better with air .

Very well balanced got better with air .

Jul 27th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.8

What old Bordeaux is all about. About perfect as it gets. 9.8 only because I’ve had a few better bottles of Bordeaux than this but not many.

What old Bordeaux is all about. About perfect as it gets. 9.8 only because I’ve had a few better bottles of Bordeaux than this but not many.

May 25th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Mature with cassis , cocoa , minerals , gamey, and a touch of spice . Perfect balance a great 82 that does not show the ripeness of the vintage .

Mature with cassis , cocoa , minerals , gamey, and a touch of spice . Perfect balance a great 82 that does not show the ripeness of the vintage .

Apr 21st, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Stunning ! wow !

Stunning ! wow !

Dec 2nd, 2018
Tommy Fogarty

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

9.0

1967 Bordeaux is much maligned, but like many things from the vintage, this wine over-delivered. Nobody could ever call it “over the hill”, and aromatically it is amazing with bright fruit and Sandalwood notes combined with the mildly sour aromas of aged Bordeaux. The wine lacks weight on the palate, though, and I suspect it always has. The label says “14%”, but I’d bet it’s 13, at most, from this notoriously un-ripe vintage.

1967 Bordeaux is much maligned, but like many things from the vintage, this wine over-delivered. Nobody could ever call it “over the hill”, and aromatically it is amazing with bright fruit and Sandalwood notes combined with the mildly sour aromas of aged Bordeaux. The wine lacks weight on the palate, though, and I suspect it always has. The label says “14%”, but I’d bet it’s 13, at most, from this notoriously un-ripe vintage.

Sep 7th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Our main course was Jenny’s, Flannery Beef’s Jorge Cut “Prime Rib Style”. Beef Jus and Saba Pan Sauce. Herb Garlic Smashed Baby Heirloom Potatoes Roasted Feral Hearts Farm Rapini in a Rapini Pesto. Winter Citrus and Roasted Nantes Carrots with Urfa. Quite delicious and well paired with this 98 Chateau Magdelaine. This was a little silky austere at the beginning. My fault as it needed a longer than 30 minute decant out of magnum. Once it opened up it showed the beauty of the 98 Right Bank Vintage. The fruit started to shine after being shy to start. Layers of soft complexity silky and velvety. The beef and the wine pushed & pull evenly on each other; which is key element in any pairing. Chateau Magdelaine is made with 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc. Chateau Magdelaine is aged in an average of 40% new French oak barrels for about 18 months. When the 2012 St. Emilion Classification was announced, the owners of Chateau Magdelaine, Ets. Moueix, declared that 2011 would be the final vintage for the property. From that point forward, the vineyard of Chateau Magdelaine would be merged into their other estate in the appellation, Chateau Belair-Monange.

Our main course was Jenny’s, Flannery Beef’s Jorge Cut “Prime Rib Style”. Beef Jus and Saba Pan Sauce. Herb Garlic Smashed Baby Heirloom Potatoes Roasted Feral Hearts Farm Rapini in a Rapini Pesto. Winter Citrus and Roasted Nantes Carrots with Urfa. Quite delicious and well paired with this 98 Chateau Magdelaine. This was a little silky austere at the beginning. My fault as it needed a longer than 30 minute decant out of magnum. Once it opened up it showed the beauty of the 98 Right Bank Vintage. The fruit started to shine after being shy to start. Layers of soft complexity silky and velvety. The beef and the wine pushed & pull evenly on each other; which is key element in any pairing. Chateau Magdelaine is made with 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc. Chateau Magdelaine is aged in an average of 40% new French oak barrels for about 18 months. When the 2012 St. Emilion Classification was announced, the owners of Chateau Magdelaine, Ets. Moueix, declared that 2011 would be the final vintage for the property. From that point forward, the vineyard of Chateau Magdelaine would be merged into their other estate in the appellation, Chateau Belair-Monange.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Greg Koslosky

A serous bottle of Bordeaux very earthy and Mineral driven with a touch of Bret but over all a nice bottle !

A serous bottle of Bordeaux very earthy and Mineral driven with a touch of Bret but over all a nice bottle !

Feb 26th, 2018
Kristie Tacey

Violets, mushroom, sweet grass, smokey tea, earth, soft tannins

Violets, mushroom, sweet grass, smokey tea, earth, soft tannins

Jan 25th, 2018
Michael Beckner

Pretty...but gone in 60 seconds

Pretty...but gone in 60 seconds

Jul 17th, 2017
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.9

Drank this w dad when we sold Robert mondavi 2004. Smoking wine. Great day. B

Drank this w dad when we sold Robert mondavi 2004. Smoking wine. Great day. B

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