Attractive and elegant, as it always is, with hints of sweet strawberries, crushed chalk, raspberries and cherries, the wine is medium-bodied, relatively rich for a Magdelaine, with an attractive, heady mouthfeel and more suppleness, glycerin and power than this wine - usually a finesse-styled St.-Emilion - normally possesses. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013|
Normally one of the most elegant, kirsch-laden wines of the appellation, this property (owned by the Moueix family) has produced an opaque purple-hued 2010 revealing lots of minerality intermixed with deep, black raspberry and black cherry fruit, a rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and abundant tannin. Along with the 2009, the dense 2010 is one of the richest Magdelaines I have ever tasted. However, it will require patience, so cellar it for 5-6 years and enjoy it over the following two decades.
|Score: 92/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011|
Tasted at Ets J-P Moueix, the Magdelaine 2010 has a lovely rounded generous bouquet of fresh strawberry, dark plum, mulberry and a touch of vanilla. It is very harmonious, with some dark chocolate notes emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly irony entry. It is taut and linear, much more reticent than the nose suggests, but imbued with great freshness on the finish, whilst the citric aftertaste is very appealing. This is a fine Magdelaine that might give more with continued bottle age. Tasted November 2012.
|Score: 90||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013|
A lucid garnet/ruby colour, there is just a touch of herbaceousness on the nose of this Magdelaine that merely lends intrigue. Dark berried fruits, a touch of warm roof tiles on a summer's day, a faint touch of truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a citric-thread of acidity on the entry, quite sharp and pointed at the moment, leading to a tensile, almost peppery finish. This is an intriguing Magdelaine that I feel will show better after bottling (as it always does.) Tasted April 2011.
|Score: 89/91+||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011|
Attractive nose with fresh leather, plums and orange peel at first. Opens up with raspberries and vanilla. Wonderful sumptuous fruit on the palate with a full body and good length. Smooth tannins and good complexity. Already very enjoyable. Last vintage.
|Score: 94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013|
Mid crimson. Very heady nose - quite intense. Lovely sumptuous fruit. Very forward. Very fine tannins almost disguised by the plumpness of the fruit. Perhaps not for the very long term? Sappy and refreshing. Not straining to impress.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011|
We do not have first hand allocations of this Chateau but hope to have small quantities later in the campaign. This lovely, fresh Saint Emilion is full of red cherry and strawberry fruit. There is a glossy overlay of sweet vanilla and a hint of pepper. The texture is silky and the tannins ripe and round. If only more wines from St Emilion tasted like this!
|Score: 16||Farr Vintners, April 2011|
The richness of the black fruits is balanced by red fruited freshness. Ripe tannins add to the sweetness on the mid palate but towards the back there is enough freshness to give a lift to the finish.
|Score: 88/90||Derek Smedley MW, April 2011|
|Score: 89||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2011|
Sweet, ripe berry fruit nose - open and showy. Supple and round on the palate. A minerally, calcaire nuance on the finish but seems a little heavy and ponderous. Drink 2018-2030.
|Score: 16.5||James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011|