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1996 Chateau Magdelaine Saint-Emilion
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86-88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Very good dark red. Bright, pure aromas of red cherry, flowers and smoky oak. Sweet, silky red fruit flavors are enlivened by bright acids. Good precision and cut. Finishes firm and pure, with a nutty note. Showing better fruit today than it did a year ago.

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88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.

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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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