For those just getting to know Burgundy wines, Magnien is a masterful guide, as he offers an unparalleled selection of wines from the region's finest vineyards. Yet for Burgundy connoisseurs, Magnien is the benchmark for exploring the characteristics of grand and premier cru wines: the licorice of Chambertin, the incense of Morey ?Ruchots,? the orange essence of ?chezeaux.
PnP. Color is garnet fading to red with a touch of purple with just a hint of orange at the edge. Aromas of violet, cherry, and a bit of wet dirt. On the palate light cherry, some savory herbs, light+ body, medium- to medium acid, light+ acid, a bit linear 10-15 minutes after opening. Drinking with dinner of chicken cutlets with an herb crust and green beans with almonds. With the food the light body and brighter acid come out. The wine did not completely fill out over about 90 minutes. We thought the flavors were all quite good, but the wine did not make it to great.