There are many reasons to love magnums, and wine lovers can attest to its long ageing capabilities. After all, with double the volume of liquid (1500ml) but the same amount of air that is allowed in by the same size of cork, these wines will stay fresher and be in better condition over the long term.
For bigger groups, magnums are ideal for that celebratory air, whether it's watching F1 or gifting a newly wedded couple. From $77 bottles to the indulgent limits of Burgundy Grand Cru and Lafite, we have magnums in every budget and taste for you. Here's a sample selection below, with a few dozen more choices on our website.
Best of Rhone
2018 E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone 1500ml
WA89-91: Looking more complex and complete than the 2017 at this point, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone still has a year or so of élevage ahead of it. It has a slightly herbal, briary note, dark berry fruit and hints of mocha on the full-bodied palate. Round and fleshy, it finishes smooth and velvety.
2000 Schlumberger Gewürztraminer Selection De Grains Nobles Cuvée Anne 1500ml
Winemaker Notes: The nose is remarkable through its complexity and the depth of character of the vine. The onset in the mouth is ample, rich and marrowy. The alcoholic base is full-bodied. One evolves on a sharp and edgy medium. The range of flavours is complex, fruity, lemon, citrus fruits, pear, caramel. The finish offers a good length, a frank vivacity and a touch of bitterness. The structure is superb, rich and tasty. The vine is not dominated by botrytis and maintains a lot of distinction.
Bordeaux - Maturing Stylishly
2019 2nd Pez 1500ml
AG89: The maiden, 2019 2nd Pez was bottled in April 2021. This offers quite an intense bouquet of blackberry, dark chocolate and bilberry, very pure in style but tight at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a granular texture, good substance, fine acidity and a crack of black pepper on the plummy finish. The 25% new oak is neatly integrated. Fine.
2016 Mondot 1500ml
WA91: This may not be the most concentrated wine from the appellation, but it’s a very appealing introduction to modern-style St.-Emilion. Plenty of mixed berries and a hint of vanilla on the medium-full body. Then the chalky character comes through and adds interest. Second wine of Troplong-Mondot. Drink or hold.
2016 Reserve De La Comtesse 1500ml
AG92: The 2016 Réserve de la Comtesse has a delightful bouquet of black fruit infused with sous-bois and pencil shavings – classic Claret through and through. The medium-bodied palate delivers crunchy black fruit laced with tobacco and cedar. This is a correct, quite “linear” wine, but one that I find well balanced, with a welcome pepperiness that emerges toward the grippy finish. It might not warrant superlatives, but it is clearly well crafted and endowed with understated nobility.
2011 La Conseillante 1500ml
WA93: The quintessential elegant style of Pomerol, the 2011 La Conseillante offers copious aromas of raspberries, mulberries and spring flowers. Medium-bodied with pure fruit, seamlessly integrated tannin, acidity and wood, and a soft, velvety textured finish, this classic effort is ethereal in its elegance and precision.
2019 Lafite Rothschild 1500ml
WA97-99: Deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with compelling notions of baked black cherries, ripe blackberries and crème de cassis followed by hints of mocha, licorice, smoked meats and Sichuan pepper with a waft of eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate is at once ethereally graceful and powerfully intense, featuring layer upon layer of profound smoky, savory flavors and decadently ripe fruit, framed by exquisite, silt-like tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epic length.
Favouring Faiveley in Burgundy
2017 Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de L'Ecu Monopole 1500ml
Winemaker Notes: This terroir offers a fruity and very elegant of the Pinot Noir varietal. It displays a deep ruby colour and remarkably pure notes of red and black fruits. The palate is lively and spicy with a refreshing touch of menthol. This wine evolves beautifully in the bottle although its generous character makes it a pleasure to drink in its youth.
2017 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Porets St-Georges" 1500ml
Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby red colour. The nose discloses black fruits, toasty notes and a hint of oak. The smooth, round attack gives way to a powerful and structured mid-palate. A well-balanced and very persistent wine with excellent ageing potential.
2017 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" 1500ml
BH91-94: Here the wood regimen is no longer subtle though it stops short of masking the beautifully layered aromas of plum, spice, dark currant and freshly turned earth. The highly energetic and delineated middle weight plus flavors exude noticeable minerality on the powerful and focused finish that displays outstanding depth and persistence. Moreover, the finish really fans out as it sits on the palate.
2017 Faiveley Corton "Clos Des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru 1500ml
BH92-94: An intensely earthy nose is comprised by notably ripe dark currant aromas that are cut with underbrush, spice and a whiff of wood toast and the sauvage. There is an attractive freshness and plenty of vivacity to the velvet-textured full-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that possess terrific punch on the beautifully long, youthfully austere and notably firm finish. I like the overall sense of complexity and this too should age effortlessly.