Chateau Magdelaine high shoulder 1970
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
The 1970 has taken nearly 25 years to reach its plateau of maturity. It possesses an impressive dark garnet color with only slight amber at the edge, as well as a distinctive underbrush, earthy, currant and cherry-scented nose with plenty of minerals in the background. Powerful on the palate, with medium to full body, and gobs of spice, this meaty, fleshy, still tannic Magdelaine is unlikely to ever attain perfect harmony, but it provides a savory mouthful of complex claret.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
Medium garnet; cedary nose, with green tea nuances and cranberries emerging; firm, lively and tannic, with concentrated though unevolved fruit flavors; a big wine, with much personality and style
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.