Henri Magnien Corton Grand Cru Grandes Lolieres

Burgundy, France   |  Pinot Noir   |  2019
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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2022

One of the more recent additions to our Burgundy portfolio, and we are very excited to be working with Charles as he pushes forward into the front rank of Gevrey Chambertin growers.

One of the more recent additions to our Burgundy portfolio, and we are very excited to be working with Charles as he pushes forward into the front rank of Gevrey Chambertin growers. Introduced through his good friend Pierre Duroché, Magnien’s style of wines is nearer to Dugat-Py, in terms of richness, power and density. Charles suggests that 2019 is more classic than 2018, with better acidity and more fresh Pinot character, and “each terroirs is in the glass”.
The domaine owns some prime sites in the north west quadrant of Gevrey, an area known locally as the Cotes St Jacques, including holdings in Lavaut and Estournelles and also a great strip running the length of Cazetiers, known as the “Le Petit Chambertin” because it has the same combination of soil types. Charles is also very particular about oak – choosing his own wood, exclusively now from the forests of Fontainbleu and Chatillons, and giving to his preferred tonneliere Chauvin. He finds the different forests favour different cuvées and that it is not so much the percentage of new oak but rather the type of wood and level of toast that is most important.
These were among the most hedonistic, plush and muscular sets of wines we tried, although alcohol levels remained between 12.7 and 13.6% and there is no lack of tension and energy here. The Gevrey Vielles Vignes and lieu dit ‘Champerrier’ from 65-year old vines which “in blind tastings is a little 1er Cru” says Charles, are definitely smart buys from this address and then join the queue for the actual 1er Crus…

"The 2019 Corton Les Grandes Lolières Grand Cru, a new fermage, is completely destemmed. It has a very well-defined nose of mineral-driven red berry fruit, quite focused and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and rounded in the mouth, leading to a sweet, candied orange peel and allspice-tinged finish. Quite seductive for a Corton. Give it 3–4 years in bottle." 92+ pts, Neal Martin, Vinous

"Generous purple colour, with a much fuller nose. This has a smoothness and an amplitude that the Coutière does not. The style has gone just across the border into black fruit territory, a form of dark raspberry with a little fresh acidity to finish. Tasted: October 2020" 90-92, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

"Another success is the 2019 Corton Grand Cru Grandes Lolières, a full-bodied, muscular wine that's one of the more primary, slow-evolving cuvées in the cellar. Evocative of cherries, smoke, soil tones, cassis, spices and plums, it's rich and layered, with lively acids and a deft patina of oak." 93 pts, William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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  Grower Domaine Henri Magnien
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2019
  Bottle or Case? Price by the Case
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

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