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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 is not simply an important grape varietal for the fact that it is one of the most widely grown strains of vine in the world, but also because it is a vital grape in the production of many of the finest wines the world has ever seen. For centuries in its native France, it has been a varietal synonymous with elegance and high quality, and has become a key fruit in the production of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style blended wines which have gone down in history thanks to their magnificent flavors, aromas and levels of aged complexity. However, Cabernet Franc is also a wine grape varietal for use in single variety, unblended wines, and has plenty to offer on its own. Most commonly, it is renowned for its wide bouquet, which often includes fascinating notes of tobacco, violets or bell pepper over a beautifully pale and decadent liquid.
barrel

Region: Loire Valley

Despite being most closely associated with fine white wines made with the excellent Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes which thrive there, the region of the Loire Valley in France also produces several other quality wines. The sub-region of Chinon is highly esteemed for its excellent Cabernet Franc based red wines, packed full of unique character and excellent fruity flavors, and the sparkling crémant wines of the region are adored by people all over the world. The region benefits enormously from the fertile valley it sits in, and the oceanic breezes which blow over the area, cooling the vines and helping them reach full and balanced levels of ripeness. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with a viticultural history which stretches back two thousand years and is stronger than ever today.
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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green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is not simply an important grape varietal for the fact that it is one of the most widely grown strains of vine in the world, but also because it is a vital grape in the production of many of the finest wines the world has ever seen. For centuries in its native France, it has been a varietal synonymous with elegance and high quality, and has become a key fruit in the production of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style blended wines which have gone down in history thanks to their magnificent flavors, aromas and levels of aged complexity. However, Cabernet Franc is also a wine grape varietal for use in single variety, unblended wines, and has plenty to offer on its own. Most commonly, it is renowned for its wide bouquet, which often includes fascinating notes of tobacco, violets or bell pepper over a beautifully pale and decadent liquid.
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Region: Loire Valley

Despite being most closely associated with fine white wines made with the excellent Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes which thrive there, the region of the Loire Valley in France also produces several other quality wines. The sub-region of Chinon is highly esteemed for its excellent Cabernet Franc based red wines, packed full of unique character and excellent fruity flavors, and the sparkling crémant wines of the region are adored by people all over the world. The region benefits enormously from the fertile valley it sits in, and the oceanic breezes which blow over the area, cooling the vines and helping them reach full and balanced levels of ripeness. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with a viticultural history which stretches back two thousand years and is stronger than ever today.
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.