Burgundy Trip Highlight #4: Henri Magnien - Tasted & Recommended Ex-Domaine Gevrey-Chambertin

April 3, 2019

Henri Magnien et Fils is a small family estate established back in 1987 but there are traces of vines having grown in the family since 1700. They are located at the top of Gevrey-Chambertin and at the foot of the hillside 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 4parcels using only the best grapes and receives 100% new oak treatment (usually 1er Cru receives 50% new oak). This "Carac Terres" is considered a very unique win and well-deserves a Grand Cru status and is one of the rarest found in Gevrey-Chambertin with only 1 barrel of production (380 bottles) each year. Aside from these 4parcels, they also own 0.16 hectare of Ruchottes-Chambertin, one of only 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 With using lightly-fired but long-time toasted oak barrels, Charles reduces the presence of vanilla or coffee aromas. He once said, “I search to produce fine wine, not tannic wine – wine you can drink young, and keep if you want."

 

We have tasted a wide range from Domaine Henri Magnien during our trip and pleased to offer some of our best picks from the Domaine. All wines are purchased direct from the Domaine thus we are able to offer at excellent prices if you place an order this week, offer valid until end of 7th April 2019 (Sunday). We have packed these wonderful six wines into a parcel with 5% discount, which we are also extending this 5% discount if you purchase a minimum of six bottles of each wine. We also welcome purchases of any of these in loose bottles -
 

DOMAINE HENRI MAGNIEN PARCEL (6 bottles)

 

Total Original Price - HK$4,350  

5% discount on Parcel Offer - HK$4,132  

  • 1x Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2016, HK$700 per bottle (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$812) WA93pts

  • 1x Gevrey-Chamberin Vieilles Vignes 2017, HK$380 per bottle (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$517) WA88-90pts

  • 1x Gevrey-Chambertin Champeaux 1er Cru 2017, HK$690 per bottle (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$852) WA91-93pts

  • 1x Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles-St-Jacques 1er Cru 2017, HK$700 per bottle (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$894) WA91-93pts

  • 1x Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2017, HK$700 (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$970) WA91-93pts

  • 1x Gevrey-Chamberin 4 Carac Terres 1er Cru 2017, HK$1,180 (World's Lowest Listing#: HK$1,485^) No score

 

CASE AND LOOSE BOTTLES:

 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2016
HK$700 per bottle
Case offer – HK$3,990 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$665 per bottle)

93pts Wine Advocate
From bottle, the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers is performing well, bursting from the glass with a wide-open bouquet of rose petals, grilled meat and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and ample, with a fleshy but vibrant core, rich structuring tannins and good concentration, concluding with a mouthwatering finish. It's a worthy successor to the excellent 2015.
 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2017
HK$380 per bottle
Case offer – HK$2,280 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$380 per bottle)

88-90 pts Wine Advocate
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes reveals pretty aromas of red berries, orange rind, cedary oak and hints of grilled meat. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and textural, though some fine but firm tannins assert themselves on the finish.
 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Champeaux 1er Cru 2017
HK$690 per bottle
Case offer – HK$3,933 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$655 per bottle)

90-92 pts Wine Advocate
A cuvée produced from thirty-year-old vines, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux bursts with aromas of cassis, raspberries, currant leaf and spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and succulent, with a juicy core of fruit that largely conceals its fine structuring tannins. Pure and elegant, it's an approachable Champeaux which will offer a broad drinking window.
 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles-St-Jacques 1er Cru 2017
HK$700 per bottle
Case offer – HK$3,990 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$665 per bottle)

91-93pts Wine Advocate
From a parcel that touches the premier cru of Poissenot, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles St Jacques is one of the high points of the portfolio, unwinding in the glass to reveal a classy bouquet of raspberries, orange rind, peony and rose petal. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and elegant, with fine tannins, a bright line of animating acidity and a long, mineral finish. Delicate and vibrant, it's a lovely Estournelles St Jacques
 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2017
HK$700 per bottle
Case offer – HK$3,990 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$665 per bottle)

91-93pts Wine Advocate
With 1.4 hectares in this appellation, Magnien is an important landholder, with rows running from the top to the bottom of the slope. The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers is very promising, offering up lovely aromas of rose petal, black tea, cherries and earthy raspberries. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and complete, with a layered mid-palate and fine structuring tannins..
 

Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin 4 Carac Terres 1er Cru 2017
HK$1,180 per bottle
Case offer – HK$6,270 per case of 6*75cl (5% discount, HK$1,045 per bottle)

No score given by Wine Advocate
 
Subject to final confirmation. Available in 6 weeks. Offers valid until end of 9th April (Sunday).

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^ As per Wine-Searcher listing of Vintage 2016 only

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