Domaine Michel Magnien

Les Chaffots Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.037 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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9.1

(mostly destemmed and aged in about 80% new oak; Magnien noted that this vintage was aged in Domaine Dujac's cellar): Very fresh medium red. Reticent but remarkably lively aromas of red berries, smoky minerality and clove. Fat, rich, plush and full, showing good energy but much more oaky than today's Michel Magnien's wines, with the wood element more obvious than precision of terroir. Finishes with broad, dusty, well-integrated tannins. This rather full wine is not the last word in complexity but is impressive nevertheless. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

(mostly destemmed and aged in about 80% new oak; Magnien noted that this vintage was aged in Domaine Dujac's cellar): Very fresh medium red. Reticent but remarkably lively aromas of red berries, smoky minerality and clove. Fat, rich, plush and full, showing good energy but much more oaky than today's Michel Magnien's wines, with the wood element more obvious than precision of terroir. Finishes with broad, dusty, well-integrated tannins. This rather full wine is not the last word in complexity but is impressive nevertheless. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 14th, 2018
Brian Tuite

Illegal alien! A touch gamey/bretty but very enjoyable.

Illegal alien! A touch gamey/bretty but very enjoyable.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Ivonne Nill

Fabulous juice, full of promise, exploding with red and dark fruit, impeccable acidity/velvety tannic balance, and a lovely mouthfeel. Eons of length. Great now, even more stellar in 5-8 years. '09 vintage.

Fabulous juice, full of promise, exploding with red and dark fruit, impeccable acidity/velvety tannic balance, and a lovely mouthfeel. Eons of length. Great now, even more stellar in 5-8 years. '09 vintage.

Oct 12th, 2015
Ivonne Nill

Underwhelming for the price and quality level. 13ABV.

Underwhelming for the price and quality level. 13ABV.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Smokey, fatty, red fruits

Smokey, fatty, red fruits

Jan 28th, 2015
James Alford

Still a baby. Nice fresh red fruit. Needs time to conjure the more magical secondary yum.

Still a baby. Nice fresh red fruit. Needs time to conjure the more magical secondary yum.

Oct 30th, 2014
Robin Gerber

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8.4

2005. Could use more time but pretty.

2005. Could use more time but pretty.

Oct 5th, 2014
Tracy Hall

Balanced very nice!

Balanced very nice!

Sep 13th, 2014
Patti Robison

Sommelier Balena

9.7

Ink pen, dark fruits, black current, violet, savory spices... leather, tobacco...lovely yet slightly grippy finish.

Ink pen, dark fruits, black current, violet, savory spices... leather, tobacco...lovely yet slightly grippy finish.

May 11th, 2013
Jeff Savigny

Well balanced with solid structure, perfect with tuna tower and pork belly.

Well balanced with solid structure, perfect with tuna tower and pork belly.

Jun 16th, 2018