TN: 1999 Michel Magnien - Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots (Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er)

NOSE: ripe cherry / pinot berry; shades of oak in the background; noticeable stalky note; after time in the glass, a Root Beer / sassafras cola note emerged; other whiffs revealed hints of cherry licorice rope and high-toned citrus-flecked maraschino cherry; moderately expressive.

BODY: superfine particulate matter present – no sediment in the bottle, however; ruby color of medium depth; medium-light to medium bodied.

TASTE: clean; perfumy green stalkiness; not a lot of fruit; perfumy/soapy light pomegranate; savory/umami; no tannin; decent acidity; alc. doesn’t show (13%); short-medium finish of medium-light intensity; overall, this strikes me as a decent wine, but not something I’d be interested in purchasing again.

B: 50, 5, 11, 14, 6 = (86 pts.)

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