2021 Marchand Tawse Beaune 1er Clos du Roi

2021 Marchand Tawse Beaune 1er Clos du Roi



We now arrive to the Côte de Beaune Domaine Tawse portion of the program, literally all of which fall into a fantastic category of quality/price ratio. I would go so far as to say that the next four wines are perennial best-in-class value plays, with the likes of wines like Cyril Audoin’s Marsannays, and Bruno Lorenzon’s Mercureys. The prettiness and red fruited qualities found in the 2021 Beaune wines charmed my face off, my cup of tea and then some. The Clos du Roi had sigh enducing red fruited strawberry tones, a great sense of a sappy pure core. A light kiss of savory and excellent length. I liked this quite a bit, particularly for its delicacy. A little * awarded here.

“The 2020 Beaune Clos du Roi 1er Cru is 50% whole bunch with 20% new oak. It has impressive clarity on the nose with bilberry and raspberry fruit, fine delineation and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle tannins, the whole bunch lending a discrete black pepper note on the finish. Very fine and quite stately in style.” 91-93 Neil Martin for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE

“Their own little clos, within Clos du Roi, picked on the first day, 26th August, the leaves already falling off, grapes exposed to the sun. 50% whole bunch 3 new barrels in 12, and fortunately just 13.2% alcohol. Incredibly deep black purple colour. I feared too much from the colour but no, the bouquet has stayed fresh enough and there is a fine weight of fruit, perhaps a touch of coffee too, but finishes well on the whole bunch style white pepper. Racked and assembled. Tasted: November 2021” 89-92 Jasper Morris for the 2020, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE