The most implosively mineral of the range of Marsannay crus, this annually vies for the best in the cellar with the Favieres and the Champs Solomon……get it while the gettin’ is good.
“The 2017 Marsannay La Charme aux Prêtres hails from a site with very stony soils, and it’s one of the more tensile wines in the cellar, wafting from the glass with aromas of Griotte cherry, cassis, menthol and warm spices. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a satiny attack but a taut, stony mid-palate and finish. Sadly, there are only a couple of barrels.” 90-92 William Kelley
“(a limited production wine of around 600 bottles annually). Toasty reductive aromas presently mask the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is a relatively sleek mouthfeel thanks to the fine-grained tannins shaping the saline, dusty and once again, youthfully austere finale. Like the Longeroies, this will need to add more depth to merit the upper end of my projected range. (89-91)/2023+” Allan Meadows