2001 Château Magdelaine Saint-Emilion
Loads of red fruits on the nose, with blackberry and cherry character. Full-bodied, with superrefined tannins and a lovely plum, coffee and smoky finish. Very subtle and long. Very close to the 2000 in quality. This is a château on the rise. Best after 2007. 2,330 cases made. (JS)
International Wine CellarModerately saturated medium red. Smoky redcurrant, cherry, coffee, minerals and tobacco on the aromatic nose. Juicy and dry, with suave, understated flavors of leather, coffee grounds and minerals. Grew more pliant with aeration. Spreads out nicely on the palate, finishing with firm but fine tannins and very good length.