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Yannick Amirault Saint Nicolas De Bourgueil Les Malgagnes 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Loire Valley
appellation
Bourgeuil
subappellation
Bourgueil
WA
93
VM
91
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
From vines averaging 50 years of age on the calcareous clay soils of the slopes, the 2019 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes exhibits a dark and intense cherry color along with a fascinating, elegant, refined and fresh but deep and excitingly complex bouquet of perfectly ripe dark berries intertwined with delicate notes of mocha, toast and smoke as well as graphite and raw meat. Full-bodied, intense and complex on the palate, this is a tight but fresh and sustainable Cabernet Franc with strength and these stimulating tart bitters on the finish that are reminiscent of kumquats or pink grapefruit. Super ripe fruit and even some plummy and potted raisin notes on the aftertaste. Based on destemmed berries that were macerated for five weeks, the wine was aged in oak barrels (two-thirds) and stoneware (one-third) for 11-13 months. Tasted in June 2021. ... More details
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Yannick Amirault Saint Nicolas De Bourgueil Les Malgagnes 2019 750ml

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WA
93
VM
91
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
From vines averaging 50 years of age on the calcareous clay soils of the slopes, the 2019 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes exhibits a dark and intense cherry color along with a fascinating, elegant, refined and fresh but deep and excitingly complex bouquet of perfectly ripe dark berries intertwined with delicate notes of mocha, toast and smoke as well as graphite and raw meat. Full-bodied, intense and complex on the palate, this is a tight but fresh and sustainable Cabernet Franc with strength and these stimulating tart bitters on the finish that are reminiscent of kumquats or pink grapefruit. Super ripe fruit and even some plummy and potted raisin notes on the aftertaste. Based on destemmed berries that were macerated for five weeks, the wine was aged in oak barrels (two-thirds) and stoneware (one-third) for 11-13 months. Tasted in June 2021.
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Tasted alongside the 2018, the 2019 Bourgueil Malgagnes is the more impressive of the pairing. It has greater power and concentration due to tiny yields (around 25hl/ha) and retains its red fruit character but with more savory nuances – think a little toasty/smoky. There are underlying powerful, chalk-like tannins and nice sinew on the long, smoky finish. Give this another year or two in bottle before thinking about it.
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size
750ml
country
France
region
Loire Valley
appellation
Bourgeuil
subappellation
Bourgueil
Overview
Rated 93 - From vines averaging 50 years of age on the calcareous clay soils of the slopes, the 2019 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes exhibits a dark and intense cherry color along with a fascinating, elegant, refined and fresh but deep and excitingly complex bouquet of perfectly ripe dark berries intertwined with delicate notes of mocha, toast and smoke as well as graphite and raw meat. Full-bodied, intense and complex on the palate, this is a tight but fresh and sustainable Cabernet Franc with strength and these stimulating tart bitters on the finish that are reminiscent of kumquats or pink grapefruit. Super ripe fruit and even some plummy and potted raisin notes on the aftertaste. Based on destemmed berries that were macerated for five weeks, the wine was aged in oak barrels (two-thirds) and stoneware (one-third) for 11-13 months. Tasted in June 2021.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc varietal grapes are a key ingredient in many of the finest wines in the world. For centuries they have been used in their native France for balancing out and adding their unique flavor and aroma to the finest wines of the Bordeaux region, and in more recent decades, they have been used all over the New World in attempts to emulate this most illustrious of wine styles. Alone, Cabernet Franc is an exciting, rich and elegant wine grape, producing wines packed full of interesting and highly aromatic characteristics. Violets, tobacco, bell pepper, blackcurrant and several other notes are regularly found within wines made from this grape, and the rich, pale garnet red color they offer makes them a favorite for both vintners and wine drinkers around the world.
barrel

Region: Loire Valley

The ancient wine region of the Loire Valley in France is a perfect place to discover the country's finest examples of white wines, which are made with a highly successful blend of traditional and modern wine-making techniques. Indeed, the Loire Valley has a wine-making tradition which stretches back almost two thousand years, and today continues to be a standard bearer for fine white wines made predominantly with Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes. However, it also produces superb red wines from the Cabernet Franc grapes which thrive there, and plenty of excellent rosé and sparkling wines for which the region is also famous. With almost ninety controlled appellations, the Loire Valley is an extremely important region within France, and the significance of their produce cannot be overlooked.
fields

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
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Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc varietal grapes are a key ingredient in many of the finest wines in the world. For centuries they have been used in their native France for balancing out and adding their unique flavor and aroma to the finest wines of the Bordeaux region, and in more recent decades, they have been used all over the New World in attempts to emulate this most illustrious of wine styles. Alone, Cabernet Franc is an exciting, rich and elegant wine grape, producing wines packed full of interesting and highly aromatic characteristics. Violets, tobacco, bell pepper, blackcurrant and several other notes are regularly found within wines made from this grape, and the rich, pale garnet red color they offer makes them a favorite for both vintners and wine drinkers around the world.
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Region: Loire Valley

The ancient wine region of the Loire Valley in France is a perfect place to discover the country's finest examples of white wines, which are made with a highly successful blend of traditional and modern wine-making techniques. Indeed, the Loire Valley has a wine-making tradition which stretches back almost two thousand years, and today continues to be a standard bearer for fine white wines made predominantly with Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes. However, it also produces superb red wines from the Cabernet Franc grapes which thrive there, and plenty of excellent rosé and sparkling wines for which the region is also famous. With almost ninety controlled appellations, the Loire Valley is an extremely important region within France, and the significance of their produce cannot be overlooked.
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Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.