2005 Frederic Magnien Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Cote de Nuits France
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Initially this had an ever-so-slightly candied character that rapidly gives way to highly spiced and exceptionally attractive red and blue berry fruit aromas that merge into rich, full and delicious if somewhat fruit-driven flavors that are round, intense and less obviously tannic than this really is as there is ample mid-palate sap buffering the structure. This is a lovely effort that could actually be drunk now with pleasure though there is so much material here that would be a shame. This wine has it all and in particular, really lovely balance because while there is the muscle and punch of a GE, this also possesses real style and grace.
Rated 93 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound