6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $142.99 EACH
Maison Frédéric Magnien
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
morey-saint-denis 1er cru, Burgundy, France
First mentioned as far back as 1120, fourteenth-century Morey was a place of asylum for Cistercian monks who appeared to have possessed numerous vineyards and even a winery by 1306. The appellation extends from Chambolle-Musigny to Gevrey-Chambertin and covers around 148 hectares, 80% of which are planted with grapes for red wines. Ruchot indicates a place which contains rocks.
The plot is situated in south of "Le Clos de Tart" and "Bonnes-Mares". The soil is calcareous with white marl and iron oxide in the upper part, the subsoil is composed of flat rock with crevices.
An interesting nose blends both upper and lower register elements that combine red and dark currant, pomegranate, violet and a whiff of earth. There is better body and succulence to the seductively textured and rich flavors that offer good length on the better balanced finish. This could use a bit more depth but the underlying material appears to be present such that ultimately this could be very good.