Domaine Michel Magnien Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru "Les Chaffots" 2016
(Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France) - [WS 94] [BH 91-93] [VM 91-93]
Regular price $105.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $15.03
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Les Chaffots higher elevation results in a wine with bright acidity and a leaner profile than Clos-Saint-Denis which sits below it. The vineyard's soil is like that of Clos de la Roche, and its rocky terroir delivers a slightly austere wine with a strong mineral backbone.
Red Burgundy might be the world's most flexible food wine. The wine's high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A polished, silky texture sets the stage for rose, strawberry, currant and cherry flavors in this sleek, elegant red. Mineral and spice notes chime in as this unravels slowly through the lingering aftertaste. Shows excellent balance and length. Best from 2022 through 2036." - B.S. (Feb. 27, 2019)
91-93 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"This is aromatically similar to the Millandes though with a smoky component. Here too the bold and well-concentrated flavors possess ample power and vibrancy while offering better depth and persistence on the slightly more structured finale. This robust and well-made effort will require at least a few years of cellaring first." (Jan 2018)
91-93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Bright medium red. Wild aromas of crushed cherry, spices, minerals, herbs and rose petal show subtle medicinal reserve. Tight, discreet and very pure on entry, then surprisingly pliant and expressive in the middle palate, conveying terrific verve and inner-mouth tension to its layered flavors of raspberry, flowers and savory minerality. This deep, long wine tickles the salivary glands on the subtle rising aftertaste." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)