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2019 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Blanc Clos du Roy
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 nose spans the aroma spectrum, from bright, floral notes to ripe apricots. Impressive concentration on the medium-to full-bodied palate with the creaminess and fine tannins precisely interlocked. Opens up beautifully with aeration, suggesting excellent aging potential.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Aromas of citrus oil, pear, vanilla pod and nutmeg preface the 2019 Marsannay Clos du Roy Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, layered and precise wine that's concentrated and tightly wound, with tangy acids and chalky structure. This derives from the upper part of the Clos du Roy, where the calcium-rich marls are suited to Chardonnay.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
Moderate wood frames aromas that flash a viognier-like character along with notes of citrus peel and pear. There is a lovely richness to the opulent and suave flavors that contrast noticeably with the lemony, intense and chiseled finish that is a bit drier and more tightly wound. Drink 2023+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound