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2019 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge
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.
Hard to believe that this stunningly fresh and lively wine is only a Bourgogne rouge, because it offers not only effusive blackberries, but also fine tannins and a long, silky finish. 100% from Marsannay village sites.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
A very pretty essence of red berry fruit nose exhibits added breadth in the form or violet and earth nuances. The rich, even caressing, middle weight flavors are borderline opulent before concluding in a bitter cherry pit-inflected finale. This is potentially a fine Bourgogne that should drink well early. Drink 2022+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound