Barton & Guestier - Château Magnol
Thomas Barton Réserve Saint-Emilion
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Château Magnol is the heart of Barton & Guestier! In addition of being a great wine, Chateau Magnol is also the company head quarters, a guesthouse and a wine school: the B&G Food & Wine Academy. Château Magnol is an elegant and fruity Cru Bourgeois wine, from the Haut-Médoc appellation. The property counts 30 (75 acres) hectares and is located close to Bordeaux on the left bank of the Gironde river, where it benefits of a micro-climate thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic ocean and the estuary. The soil consists of gravel and sand and the plantation proportions stand to 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 22 years. The wine is made according sustainable farming rules and Chateau Magnol was certified "High Environmental Value" - level 3. No sulphites are used during the vinifications. The wine is aged in 350-ltr oak barrels for a smooth exchange between oak and wine, during 12 months.
Intense and complexe nose of tropical fruit aromas (mango, passion fruit, pineapple) and vanilla notes. Nice lively and rich attack with citrus notes on the aftertaste.
Seductive nose dominated by hints of black and red fruits (blackberry, black cherry, strawberry). Delecious and elegant on the palate with silky tannins. A warm and fruit driven aftertaste.
Expressive note of small black fruits (blackberry, blueberry) with delicate roasted notes. Fruit driven on the palate, supported by well-integrated tannins. A long and spicy aftertaste. Partly aged in oak for 6 months.