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The Dark 2007 Magana, Dignus


I was completely surprised this morning to find that everything was on a delayed opening schedule due to ice, sleet, and rain.  So just a short post today.  I have been meaning to post a tasting note about the 2007 Magana, Dignus for a few months now.  I try to always include label pictures in my posts so when I realized I had thrown my bottle away before I could photograph it I did not mind.  I enjoyed the wine so simply purchased another bottle.  Amazingly I threw that bottle away too.  For the third bottle I became somewhat organized such that it is pictured in this post.  I even had to dig up my tasting note from my previous Moleskine book.

I was very impressed by the first glass I smelled and tasted.  Dark, complex, alluring; perhaps due to some of the Merlot cuttings being from the same nursery which has sold to Chateau Petrus.  I thought it sure to be a very good wine but as we tasted through the various bottles I decided it wasn’t quite there.  In comparison a 2010 Chateau Pesquie, Quintessence offered more.  I certainly recommend you try a bottle, I enjoyed all of mine! I purchased my three bottles at MacArthur Beverages.

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2007 Bodegas Vina Magana, Dignus, Navarra – $18
Imported by OLE.  This wine is a blend of 50% Tempranillo, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was fermented in Burgundian barrels with 15% whole clusters.  It was aged for 12 months in used French oak barrels.  Alcohol 14.5%.  The color is a light to medium garnet.  There is a very light, dark and interesting nose.  In the mouth there is dark red fruit, complex, and subtly powerful.  There is weight to the ripe, dark berry fruit which acts as a foundation to a lively bit on the tip of the tongue.  There are fine, chewy ripe tannins which stick to the lips and a very dark aftertaste.  *** Now-2022.

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