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Goedhuis, December 2017
This superb cuvée highlights why the Longeroies vineyard is a strong contender for an upgrade to premier cru classification. Shining raspberry and loganberry aromas. This is a wine full of charm, balance and harmony, subtle intensity with lovely persistence on the finish.
Burghound, January 2018,
Like the Marie Ragonneau the nose is more deeply pitched with its blend of both red and dark pinot fruit, plum, spice and warm earth scents. The vibrant and well-detailed medium weight flavors are also notably mineral-driven while exhibiting excellent length on the succulent yet entirely serious finish. Again, while this could reasonably be enjoyed young it would be better to allow it at least a few years of cellaring first. Drink: 2022+
Decanter, January 2018,
A more brooding bouquet of wild berries, rich forest floor and wood smoke introduces a similarly supple, elegantly-structured palate, with a bit more depth and fat on its bones than the Clos du Roy - the soils richer in clay here lending greater mid-palate amplitude. Drink 2022-2035
Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
Lightish, sweet and somehow plucky. Lots of fairly straightforward fun. Not for long keeping but GV. Dirnk 2021-2027
Domaine Charles Audoin
Charles’s son Cyril has for years been instrumental in raising the quality and the reputation of the Marsannay appellation. With his new cellar now fully operational, he can realise the full potential of his excellent fruit grown in this underrated appellation. This domaine offers terrific consistency and excellent value for money in the northern Côte de Nuits.
The most northerly appellation of the Cote d'Or, Marsannay is also the only appellation authorised to produce red, white and rose wine. Only created in 1987, this is an interesting area where quality is improving. Top producers include Bruno Clair, Meo-Camuzet and Denis Mortet.