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2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Blanc Au Champ Salomon
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.
Audoin's finest white this year is the 2018 Marsannay Au Champ Salomon Blanc, a striking wine that wafts from the glass with notes of citrus oil, fresh pastry, confit lemon and crisp orchard fruit. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and muscular, with a racy spine of acidity, chalky structuring extract and a saline finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
Here the wood treatment is a bit more evident though by no means intrusive on the nicely floral and citrus-suffused nose that is also vaguely exotic. The succulent, round and generous flavors possess reasonably good vibrancy and solid mid-palate concentration though the citrusy and dry finish is not quite as complex. This too should be easily approachable young.
Allen Meadows - Burghound