En Primeur | Domaine Charles Audoin 2019

The appellation of Marsannay, the most northerly commune in the Côte de Nuits, has many similarities to St Aubin in the Côte de Beaune. St Aubin unfairly stands in the shadow of Chassagne Montrachet, despite many of Chassagne’s great names owning vineyards within the commune. Likewise, Marsannay was once tarred with the same brush, regardless of many of the winemaking elite from Gevrey Chambertin owning plots in the appellation. Attitudes have rightly changed in recent years and today it is even negotiating with the authorities for some vineyards to be credited with Premier Cru status.

Rugby-loving Cyril Audoin is an ardent proponent of the commune and one of the new generation to invest time and money into driving the appellation’s quality and reputation upwards. A new cuverie enables him to vinify parcel by parcel, and his wines always reflect their terroir beautifully. Volumes are particularly small in 2019, but Cyril’s wines have a taut intensity and brightness, and are outstanding in both quality and value.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Marsannay Les Longeroies Charles Audoin

12x75cl 10 £270.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    A superb location in the appellation and a contender for Premier Cru promotion. Les Longeroies lies in the north of the village, and its water retaining clay soils proved invaluable in the drier summer months of 2019. Shining bright purple colour with autumnal aromas of freshly picked damsons. Bright, pure Pinot characters, this is a very approachable style with a gentle touch of tannic grip. A lovely kernel of fresh currant flavours on the finish. Excellent.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    Touches of herbal tea, earth, the sauvage and a hint of spice add very nice range to the cool aromas of red cherry, red currant and discreet floral wisps. The rich, vibrant and well-detailed flavors possess excellent depth and even better persistence on the firmly structured finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2027+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    Soaring from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums, rose petals, violets and spices, the 2019 Marsannay Les Longeroies is medium to full-bodied, layered and perfumed, with lively acids, velvety tannins and a long, perfumed finish. This is one of the most sensual, elegant renditions of Les Longeroies that I've tasted from Audoin.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, August 2020,
    Score: 87-88

    From several plots in the middle and northern end of Longeroies, which according to Cyril have been coping better with dry conditions than the southern part of Longeroies which has stony alluvial soil. Rich mid purple, ripe raspberry, a more lactic style of wood here, softer all round than the Clos du Roy. 3 star

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2019

Marsannay Clos du Roy Charles Audoin

12x75cl 9 £270.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    This vineyard, like Les Longeroies, is in the north of the commune, on hard Comblanchien limestone. The style is normally quite powerful, but in 2019 it has produced a beautifully rounded broad, rich wine. Pure, fresh flavours of cranberry and pomegranate flow into a lovely sweetness of fruit on the finish. Delicious.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    A more deeply pitched nose speaks of plum, dark currant and warm earth. As the low yields would suggest, the middle weight flavors are very concentrated with excellent mid-palate density along with ample minerality on the caressing but powerful finish that is so saline that it's borderline salty. Impressive quality though note that at least some patience will be necessary. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2027+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Marsannay Clos du Roy offers up aromas of cherries and wild berries, complemented by hints of wintergreen, warm spices, peonies and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, with an enveloping core of fruit, velvety tannins and lively acids, it will offer a broad drinking window.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, August 2020,
    Score: 88-89

    Deep in colour, with some wood reduction when tasted from a recent barrel. When tried from an older barrel it was still deep purple, but now it is all about the fruit, good acidity, some density at the back. Good length. 3 Star

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