2019 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy rouge

2019 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy rouge



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.

“The 2019 Marsannay Clos du Roy offers up aromas of cherries and wild berries, complemented by hints of wintergreen, warm spices, peonies and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, with an enveloping core of fruit, velvety tannins and lively acids, it will offer a broad drinking window.” 90-92 William Kelley

“(from yields of only 15 hl/ha). A more deeply pitched nose speaks of plum, dark currant and warm earth. As the low yields would suggest, the middle weight flavors are very concentrated with excellent mid-palate density along with ample minerality on the caressing but powerful finish that is so saline that it’s borderline salty. Impressive quality though note that at least some patience will be necessary. (91-93)/2027+” Allen Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.