Holy moly…..WOW. This presents deeeeep red fruited essence aromatically, leading to a crazy sappy red fruited intensity in the mouth with accompanying serious shtuffing/dry extract. The sense of concentration and energy here is plain jaw dropping. Get this. A little * awarded here.
“A ripe and attractively fresh nose offers up notes of pure essence of red cherry that is punctuated by lovely spice and floral wisps. There is excellent richness to the fleshy and succulent medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent punch on the bitter cherry-inflected finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This should be enjoyable young if that’s your preference. (89-92)/2021+” Allan Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.
“The 2016 Marsannay Au Champ Salomon wafts from the glass with a lovely bouquet of candied peel, plums, red fruit and rose petals that has really come together since I tasted it from barrel. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with striking purity and detail, its structuring chassis of fine, chalky tannins cloaked in a beautiful core of fruit. It’s one of the finest wines Audoin has produced—and one of the best young Marsannays I’ve tasted.” 93+ William Kelley