Wow….this has a remarkably intense and concentrated aromatic range of gorgeous red fruits and spice; I could smell this all day. In the mouth it proves to be a textbook example of power without weight, proving positively filigree, with long sustain of red fruits, florals, and minerality. To my taste, this is class in a glass, and even better than Allan’s tank sample review below would lead one to believe….a little * awarded here.
“A more elegant array of ripe aromas is composed of various red berries, underbrush and soft spice wisps. The sleek, generous and utterly beguiling medium weight flavors exhibit ample minerality on the relatively refined if slightly austere finish that is firm enough to suggest that while this could be enjoyed young, at least a few years of bottle aging would be beneficial (89-91)/2022+” – Allan Meadows
“The 2016 Marsannay Clos du Roy showed brilliantly from bottle, bursting from the glass with notes of cassis, spices, plums and cherries. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, lavishly textural, succulent and concentrated, with a fine-grained chassis of tannin cloaked in an exuberant core of fruit. This is one of the more gourmand bottlings in the Audoin cellars this year.” 92 William Kelley