Frederic Magnien Bonne Mares Pinot Noir Burgundy Cote de Nuits 2006

Frederic Magnien Bonne Mares Pinot Noir Burgundy Cote de Nuits 2006

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Maison Frédéric Magnien
2006
Bonnes Mares
Grand Cru Red barrel
Score: 90-93 Burghound
Tasted: Jan 01, 2008
Drink: 2016+
Issue: 29

Producer note: See the comments for Domaine Michel Magnien above for importer information and vintage comments. Note also that for his 2006 négociant wines, Magnien has simplified them somewhat by adopting certain cuvée names like Coeur des Roches and issuing a number of old vines offerings at the villages level, the latter of which are particularly interesting. And in a few cases, he has replaced the term Vieilles Vignes with the name of a cuvée. Note too that many of his in-bottle '05s are very special wines and worth close consideration.
Tasting note: Like the Bèze, this also displays a bit of wood spice that frames intensely earthy and layered red and blue berry fruit aromas nuanced by hints of minerals and violets that complement well the supple, round and broad-shouldered flavors that offer excellent volume on the serious and hugely long flavors that possess excellent depth. A very fine effort that stops just short of being profound.