Roty has long been known as one of the most serious old-school sources for Marsannay (along with Bruno Clair) with a wonderful array of single parcels that highlight the village’s much undervalued diversity. Again, the reason that the wines don’t cost more is because of the pecking order of the Burgundian hierarchy, lowly Marsannay….but in the glass, deeeeep serious red Burgundy, from 80+ year old vines…..
“(from 80+ year old vines). An expressive nose is composed of black cherry liqueur, wood toast, spice and subtle earth scents that are trimmed in background wood nuances. There is excellent volume to the caressing yet reasonably precise medium-bodied flavors that exhibit an appealing stony element on the rustic, firm and serious finish where a touch of wood resurfaces. Moderate patience will be required but this is once again quite good. 90/2020+” Allan Meadows