2002 Michel Magnien Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
Burgundy, France
 
WB Rating: 78

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $6.99 (Premier Cru)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir, Gamay

OK, the price is like that of an inexpensive Beaujolais, and maybe I expected a low-priced miracle on this Gamay/Pinot Noir blend from a very respected winemaker. With airing the wine showed an attractive Burgundian mix of gamey, smokey, flowery, cherry-laced aromas, but in the mouth it was like an OK Burgundy watered down by 20% and excessively acidified. 85 for the nose, 75 or less for what it delivered in flavors, texture, and finish. - HK 2005-10-26

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