Founded in 1987, Domaine Henri Magnien is a small family estate, with 6 hectares, located in Gevrey-Chambertin. After working side by side with his father Francois, Charles took over the domaine in 2012 and has taken the wines to new heights. He is considered to be one of the rising stars in Burgundy.
They have been using an old clone which is called Pinot Noir Magnien, aged between 70 to 100 years old, bringing unusual power and spiciness to the wines. The domaine has many of the very best vineyards, including Lavaux St-Jacques, Les Cazetiers and Ruchottes-Chambertin. In the past five years, they have converted 70-80% of their vineyards to organic viticulture.
"A fine glowing fresh crimson purple colour. This is as ever the star of the cellar. It is a wine of perfect poise, with middling intensity, a high class fine ripe red fruit with occasional points of something closer to black, a saline touch which is the Cazetiers minerality expressing itself. Finishes on pure red fruit. A fine, subtle Cazetiers. Drink from 2027-2035. Tasted: November 2022" - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
"This is also mildly toasty on the cool, pure and restrained dark wild currant aromas that are even more markedly sauvage. There is superb delineation to the tautly muscular flavors that are shaped by sleek fine-grained tannins on the youthfully austere and powerful but not rustic finale that offers another dimension of depth. Excellent." - Allen Meadows, Burghound
"The 2021 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru, which Magnien describes as his "garden" that has technically been around since 1656, has a compelling bouquet with black plum, quince and crushed limestone scents that unfold in the glass. It gains intensity with just a few swirls. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. This is the silkiest of Magnien's cuvées with a seductive and persistent finish that just seems to "glide" across the senses. There is a real panache here. Superb" - Neal Martin, Vinous
Producer: Henri Magnien
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru
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