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2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Blanc La Charme Aux Pretres
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.
Scents of peach, honeycomb, fresh pastry and orange oil introduce the 2018 Marsannay La Charme aux Prêtres Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping wine that's quite perfumed and expressive this year, maintaining good underlying tension. This will offer a broad drinking window.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
There is a whiff of the exotic present on the melon, tangerine and white orchard fruit-suffused nose that is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is notably better size, weight and concentration to the medium weight plus flavors; indeed this is a big Marsannay blanc that terminates in a more mineral and soil-inflected finish. Very good quality in a package that could be enjoyed young.
Allen Meadows - Burghound