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GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU CAZETIERS 2018 BY HENRI MAGNIEN

Domaine Henri Magnien has grown into one of the most prestigious properties in Gevrey-Chambertin. And if you aspire to drink the best, it’s a domaine you need to know. His wines are a bulletproof investment opportunities for your collection, a one-stop master’s degree in elite Côte de Nuits terroir, and importantly, are devastatingly delicious.

Henri Magnien wines are bulletproof investment opportunities for your collection, a one-stop master’s degree in elite Côte de Nuits terroir – and most importantly – are devastatingly delicious!

Photo of bottle and glass of Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers 2018

Introduced through his good friend Douglas Danielak, Magnien’s style of winemaking produces wines of incredibly purity, and depth but most significantly they drink well throughout their entire life. This ability to drink great Burgundy without waiting a decade to do so is what puts him in an exclusive group of producers with names like Bizot, Fourrier and Denis Mortet.

This wine, coming from from the mythical 2018 vintage is every bit as good as most grand cru wines of the vintage, for a fraction of the price. It has the opulence, the profound mineral depth, and the soaring aromatic range we expect from the very best red Burgundies. It’s the kind of wine you place on a table alongside other great wines of the world and it seems to just levitate above the others, lodging itself in your memory in a way very few wines can.

This is an incredibly limited, one-way ticket to red Burgundy Shangri-La. There’s no question that this wine is among the greatest cellar investments WineOnline offers.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

94-96 Points, 5 Stars
★★★★★

Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, Nov 2019

93-95 Points
Neil Martin, Vinous Media, Jan 2020

This ability to drink great Burgundy without waiting a decade to do so is what puts Magnien in an exclusive group of producers with names like Bizot, Fourrier and Denis Mortet.

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU CAZETIERS 2018: CHARACTERISTICS

BODY /  STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / floral, earthy, mineral / oaked

SWEETNESS / Extra Dry

CELLARING / Drink now or cellar

BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Duck breast, Foie gras, Red Meat, Veal roasted

TASTING NOTE /       

“Cazetiers is effectively Charles Magnien’s home vineyard and he knows it intimately. Since he has a whole hectare and a half, I am delighted that he makes great wine here from vines that average 65 years old. Beautifully ripe yet with a joyous balance, this absolutely fills the mouth while resolutely insisting on its mineral aftertaste.”

94-96 Points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, Nov 2019

“The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru comes from 1.47 hectares that cover the four soil types within the vineyard; Magnien informed me that he is the only grower who has all four. The vines are Pinot Magnien and some are up to 100 years old. A gorgeous bouquet of pure black cherries, blueberry and light violet aromas bursts from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, and lightly spiced, leading into a harmonious, persistent, mineral-driven finish. This should evolve into a gorgeous Les Cazetiers.”

93-95 Points, Neil Martin, Vinous Media, Jan 2020

THE PRODUCER: DOMAINE HENRI MAGNIEN

Domaine Henri Magnien owns many hallowed plots throughout the village, but no greater than his holdings in Cazetiers, or as the insiders call it ‘Le Petit Chambertin’. It has this name because only it and Chambertin (yes that Chambertin) has all four distinct soil types of the village. It is this complexity in the ground, that translates to the glass, but ONLY one producer has all four distinct soil types, and that is Domaine Henri Magnien.

Plaque at entrance to Le Meix Coquebrique, Domaine Henri Magnien, producer of Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers 2018

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