Ready-to-Drink Magnums

Lucien Michel | September 3, 2020

Go Big or Go Home!
Indulging in magnums is always rewarding – not only will you impress your guests but there is often the added reward of extra freshness because larger formats take a longer time to age than standard bottles. On top of this, you have the opportunity to experience the wine evolve at length over dinner.  
Whether enjoying at home or to brought along to a restaurant, I have selected the best magnums from around the world that are ready to pop and pour!
Salon Le Mesnil 1999
The epitome of refinement in Champagne, Salon only produces their iconic ‘S’ Blanc de Blancs in the finest years, magnum bottlings are as rare as one can get! From a vintage that is drinking superbly. What else could one ask for ?
Dagueneau D: Pouilly Fume Silex 2015
Didier Dagueneau is the master of Pouilly Fume, his style of terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc is unparalleled in the region. This 2015 is a perfect example of how vibrant and intense his wines can be.

De Vogue: Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1995
The historic and largest land owner in Musigny is also one of the most consistent producers of this vineyard. This is bold and impressive with intense black fruits from the warm 1995 vintage.

Giacosa B: Barolo Falletto 2005
Now in its sweet spot, this 2005 Barolo from the famed Bruno Giacosa is from one of Barolo’s finest terroirs, Falletto. This wine captures the best of the region with delicious cherries and roses, a freshness and intensity that make these wines so long lived and sought-after. ​

Chave Jean Louis: Hermitage 1989
Jean-Louis Chave is widely recognized for his elegant Hermitages, mastering the art of blending the very best plots of the iconic hill. 1989 was a legendary vintage, which is even more powerful and exuberant from magnum! ​

Angelus 2000
This right-bank Bordeaux estate produced immensely powerful and flamboyant wines in 2000, getting raving reviews from critics. Long before this great estate became Grand Cru Classe A in 2012, Angelus has been crafting some of the finest wines from St Emilion. This 2000 really is a showstopper and will go down as one of the wines of the vintage. Watch this unfurl in the glass over three or so hours.​

Harlan Estate 2001
Often labelled as California’s true Grand Cru for its power, finesse and age-worthiness, Harlan’s Estate’s 2001 is a monument, with perfect scores from many critics this wine is a legend. ​

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