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.
“Like the Champs Salomon, the 2018 Marsannay La Charme aux Prêtres is a touch more reserved, unwinding in the glass to reveal aromas of Griotte cherries, rose petals, orange rind and a discreet framing of new oak. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and chalky grip on the finish. I look forward to revisiting it in bottle.” 91-93 William Kelley
(a limited production wine of around 600 bottles annually). Here too there is a touch of menthol sitting atop the herbal tea, floral and cooler essence of various wild red berries. There is sense of restraint to the detailed and overtly saline-inflected flavors that give off a touch of cherry bon bons character on the firm but not particularly austere finale. (90-92)/2028+” Allan Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.