- 1978 Château Magdelaine - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (12/31/2020)
A touch of the screw from the Durand and the cork falls into the bottle. I didn't have high hopes after that but luckily it's not dead.
Maybe not the greatest Magdelaine I've had but quite enjoyable. Starts with dusty plums and then with air a velvety texture and develops along with some red raspberry on the palate.
On the whole a lovely older claret and a very pleasant way to see out a notably unpleasant year.
Given the cork I can't say if the bottle is representative.
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