Monday, September 29, 2008

Frederic Magnien Vieille Vignes Nuits St. Georges 2005

Magnien is a quality producer with a huge range of wines. This had a very roasted nose, with strong aromas of Hazlenut. The palate had a really nice texture, with very fine grained tannins. The cranberry tartness had a fantastic purity and a touch of spicyness. The medium length finish rounded out this perfect early drinking '05 pinot with depth and complexity. Elegant to the T - 2005 is a great year for France indeed.

$70 at Kits Wine Cellar

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