- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2036
- Case size
- En Primeur
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.