My long time pet favorite, and a candidate for the most finessed “Grand cru” like character of the range, this is back after not being bottled separately in 2016……As good as it gets, so don’t miss it……a little * awarded here.
“This is a consistently excellent wine from Audoin and 2017 will not break that string with its beautifully layered array of red and dark cherry, spice, plum and violet scents. There is better density and excellent punch to the stony, racy, focused and notably more complex flavors that also display a touch of youthful austerity on the chalky finish. Excellent quality and worth your interest. (90-93)/2025+” Allan Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.
“The 2017 Marsannay Les Favières displays pretty aromas of wild berries, coniferous forest floor, spices and cassis. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a satiny attack that segues into a chalky, vibrant mid-palate and finish. While the Champ Salomon is a touch richer and broader, the Favières is even more energetic and precise. It’s a cuvée that ages beautifully.” 91-93 William Kelley