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.
“From a parcel planted in 1945 that always produces lots of small shot berries, the 2017 Marsannay Au Champ Salomon unfurls in the glass with aromas of cassis, spices, cherries, espresso roast and potpourri. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and supple, with a generous core of juicy fruit, fine-grained but firm structuring tannins and a long, lively and saline finish. It’s one cuvée where Audoin used an appreciable percentage of whole cluster.” 91-93 William Kelley
“First reduction dominates the nose today. More interesting are the sleekly textured medium-bodied flavors thanks to the dense but fine tannins shaping the lingering finish that possesses fine depth and punch. This is also youthfully austere and quite serious so at least some patience is advised. (90-93)/2027+” Allan Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.