- Nick's Import
2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Fixin Le Rozier
Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.
The 2018 Fixin Le Rozier reveals notes of red berries, peonies and coniferous forest floor, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and lively palate. Displaying lovely intensity and cut, this is a real success.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
A discreet whiff of herbal tea can be found on the fresh red cherry and iron-inflected earth scents. The impressive vibrant, delicious and well-detailed flavors exude a subtle minerality before terminating in a cherry lozenge-tinged finish.
Allen Meadows - Burghound