2018 Michel Magnien Chambolle Musigny Les Argillieres

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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W&S 93
W&S 93

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

This village Chambolle grows at a lieu-dit bordering Musigny on the hill to the north, where Frédéric Magnien farms vines averaging 50 years old, certified under biodynamics. Between his farming, the aging regimen of used...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Chambolle Musigny
Sub-appellation Les Argillieres
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Michel Magnien Chambolle Musigny Les Argillieres, a remarkable red wine that exudes elegance and finesse. Hailing from the renowned Burgundy region in France, this Pinot Noir is a true testament to the exceptional winemaking skills of Michel Magnien.

As you pour this wine into your glass, its captivating red color catches the light, hinting at the complexity that lies within. The nose immediately transports you to the vineyards of Chambolle Musigny, with delicate floral notes wafting through the air. The fragrance is lifted by the limestone influence, creating a captivating bouquet that is both intoxicating and alluring.

On the palate, this village Chambolle reveals its true character. The vines, which average 50 years in age, are cultivated under biodynamic practices, resulting in a wine that truly reflects its terroir. The vibrant acidity brings a sunny feel to the deep raspberry savor, while the tannins provide a cool cellar-like texture, reminiscent of a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

The aging process of this wine is a true art form. Aged in a combination of used oak barrels (82 percent) and clay pots (18 percent), this wine perfectly balances the influence of both vessels. The oak imparts subtle nuances of spice and vanilla, while the clay preserves the fruit's purity and freshness.

With a modest alcohol percentage of 13.0, this wine embodies elegance and restraint. It is a wine that invites you to savor each sip, allowing the flavors to unfold and evolve on your palate. The seemingly boundless length of flavor is a testament to the craftsmanship behind this bottle.

Renowned wine publication, Wine & Spirits, awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points. Their tasting note describes it as a "little Amoureuses fix for a lot less money," referencing the neighboring Musigny vineyard and its revered wines.

In conclusion, the 2018 Michel Magnien Chambolle Musigny Les Argillieres is a wine that captures the essence of Burgundy. It is a wine of finesse, complexity, and undeniable charm. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious enthusiast, this bottle promises an unforgettable experience. Enjoy it now or cellar it for years to come, as it is sure to evolve and reveal even more of its hidden treasures.