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2010 Domaine Magellan Fruit Defendu (Selection Massale)
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Gorgeous
10/31/2011
by reisling13732297
I rarely react to a wine the way that I reacted to this one. The concrete aging, combined with the 60 year old vine, and the beauty of this forbidden/defended fruit is spectacular - it literally sparkles like a ruby jewel in the glass with spicy notes on the nose, much like a Chambourcin, but round soft berry flavors. It's light but has a lot of structure making it a very complicated red that is super easy to drink - dangerously so! Not that I needed to have this with food, but I took this out to Zeppoli in Collingswood and we had this with seafood - clams, mussels, shrimp, swordfish, and also with both white and red sauces. We also had this with pasta dishes. Everything danced on the palate. This is a no brainer - run, don't walk!
Nice for the price
09/06/2011
by Edwards13329067
For a value wine it is a good value... Great with basic foods but lets keep it at that.

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