En Primeur | Domaine Charles Audoin

Rugby-loving Cyril is the 5th generation of Audoins in the commune of Marsannay, the Côte de Nuits’ most northerly appellation covering 400 hectares. Today Marsannay is rightly gaining the recognition it deserves as a fine source of high-quality red wines, not least thanks to Cyril’s efforts, amongst others. Indeed, the commune has 14 lieux-dits which have been proposed to the INAO for a long overdue upgrade to 1er Cru status. Whilst this might not be immediate, it reflects the respect that Marsannay and its best vineyards are rightly held in today.

Vintage
 

2020 Marsannay Cuvée Marie Ragonneau Charles Audoin

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A terrifically bright fruit expression of bilberry and sloe giving a lovely sensation of sweetness and ripeness of fruit. The tannins have a fine sandy texture and the youthful acidity gives the wine a lovely edgy brightness.

  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 88-90

    This is aromatically similar to the Bourgogne but with a certain coolness and even fresher fruit. There is more volume and richness to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess slightly better concentration while delivering better depth and persistence. Drink 2025+

2020 Marsannay Les Longeroies Charles Audoin

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A fine location in the village and one of the contenders for Ier Cru promotion. Les Longeroies lies in the north of the village, and the water-retaining clay soils were clearly an important factor in this vineyard’s success during the drier months of 2020. Shining bright purple colour, with impressive fruit compote flavours. This is a very relaxed style, with a juicy central core of sweet dark fruits, the tannins are fine and contribute to the harmonious finish.

  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 90-93

    Slightly riper yet still appealingly fresh aromas reflect notes of liqueur-like dark currant, warm earth and a touch of anise. The delicious middle weight flavors possess a caressing and velvety texture, all wrapped in a bitter pit fruit-inflected finale that is just as persistent but not quite as complex, at least not yet. Drink 2028+. Outstanding.

2020 Marsannay Clos du Roy Charles Audoin

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    This vineyard, like Les Longeroies, is in the north of the commune, on hard Comblanchien limestone and is recognised for producing one of the village’s more powerful wines. Aromatically it explodes with juicy succulent plum and damson fruits and an underlying touch of graphite. On tasting, bolder deeper flavours come into play. A tight structure and line of freshness give added focus on the finish.

  • Burghound, January, Score: 91-94

    Ripe and agreeably fresh aromas include those of poached plum, dark currant and pretty spice nuances. The overtly earthy medium-bodied flavors possess excellent concentration and power while exuding evident minerality on the palate coating, minerality driven and youthfully austere finale that displays very fine length. This beauty is one to strongly consider. Drink 2028+. Outstanding. Top value.

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17

    There is more fruit here, coupled with a little more earthiness, and the vegetal notes are kept to a minimum. This is the cuvée to go for, and it certainly gives an accurate Marsannay representation, which is often ‘Gevrey-light’, and this is how I would view this wine. In this light it is an excellent buy.

2020 Gevrey Chambertin Charles Audoin

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A very lovely Gevrey Chambertin, concentrating more on red fruits, with pure raspberry and cranberry flavours. But make no mistake, this wine has plenty of depth and the 2020 hallmark of sweetness and fruit volume. The tannins give an earthy grip and structure, which are kept perfectly in place by the overall weight of fruit. An extremely well composed wine.

  • Burghound, January 2022, Score: 89-92

    This is earthier still with a more sauvage character to the mostly dark berry scented nose. The rich and relatively full-bodied flavors are notably less mineral-driven, but they are a bit more expansive and powerful on the moderately austere, compact and built-to-age finale. This is a quality Gevrey villages and worth your interest. Drink 2028+. Outstanding.

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