Henri Magnien et Fils is a small family estate that was established back in 1987 but there are traces of vines being grown in the family since 1700. They are located at the top of Gevrey-Chambertin and at the foot of the hill of the famed Premier Cru Cazetiers in Côte de Nuits. Though only 6 hectares, they own a number of fantastic Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey including Lavaux St-Jacques, Estournelles St-Jacques, Les Cazetiers and Les Champeaux. Interestingly, the Domaine produces a special cuvee called "Carac Terres" which has a combination of all these 4 parcels using only the best grapes and receives 100% new oak treatment (usually 1er Cru receives 50% new oak). Aside from these 4 parcels, they also own 0.16 hectares of Ruchottes-Chambertin, one of the 8 producers there. Given the use of grapes from vines planted as early as 1915, they have very low yield across the board but make exceptional wines.
After Henri's retirement, he passed the domaine down to his son Francois and nowadays it is managed by his grandson Charles who aims to "search to produce fine wine, not tannic wine – wine you can drink young, and keep if you want.". One of Charles' interesting practices is that he uses lightly-fired but long-time toasted oak barrels to reduce the presence of vanilla or coffee aromas. The quality from Henri Magnien continues to perform superbly well and in recent years it is one of the top names in Gevrey-Chambertin that everyone is paying attention to.
During our tasting of their wines in Burgundy last March, we were impressed with their wines and among the line-up, Les Cazetiers stood out and we have been keeping this on our radar since. We are therefore excited to secure more of their Les Cazetiers and happy to offer these at a special offer at Best Price in the World from today til end of next Wed 17th Jun -
Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2014 HK$650 per bottle Special Offer – HK$600 per bottle (Valid until next Wed, 17th Jun) Best Price in the World^ 48 bottles available, Immediately Available for Delivery 94pts Burgundy Cave
Heroic work from Henri Magnien which we always love pulling up the cork, Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2014 is unrealistically charming for its age. A fruit bomb with dark cherry, wood, blackcurrant and mineral flavours. Already enjoyable now, this is a knockout wine with freshness in the bottle and all the impressive notes.
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