2012-11-07

2009 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy

The 2009 vintage in Burgundy is to some degree a vintage that divides the Burgundy fans. For those who like the more fruit forward, riper style Burgs, the 2009 is a great vintage. For those who like the more classical Burgs, the 2010 is a classic vintage. Personally, I have found some great wines in 2009, but believe the 2010 is more my cup of tea.

The Marsannay wines from Charles Audoin is a bit of a value play. There are no premier or grand cru's in Marsannay and that is perhaps one of the reasons why the prices are very attractive. There are some rumours that the best vineyards in Marsannay will get premier cru status. This would surely increase the prices, so you better buy these wines before that happens.

Tasting note for the 2009 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy
Tasting note for the 2009 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy

Powerfull nose with ripe, red fruit and some earth tones. Very good , ripe raspberries on the palate with some floral notes. Clean. The raspberries continue on the finnish but is joined by some earthy notes and a nice, crisp acidity. Balanced wine, and approachable tannins. 90+ points

This is such a great wine. It is not overly complex, but it's so delicious. This is a textbook 90 point wine on paper. The delicious factor though makes it push the 91 point mark. The wine will probably last for some more year, but it is drinking so well right now that I'll have a hard time not pounding the rest of the bottles in my celllar in the months to come.

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