2020 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Les Longeroies
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2020 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Les Longeroies

Burgundy, FRANCE
$94. 99
$1139.88 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

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.

Les Longeroies is a relatively large vineyard located in the north of the Marsannay sector on the border with Chenove. The upper part of the vineyard has large amounts of limestone just below the surface, while the lower section has more red marl. Les Longeroies is one of the prime candidates to be promoted to premier cru status, and the wines from here are incredibly refined, yet also serious and well structured.

Other Reviews....
Looking for a great red Burgundy and not afraid of little-known vineyard names? Here it is! Mind-blowing nose of red fruit with a touch of red-rose and subtle, spicy notes. Stunning concentration, but this is also dangerously silky, the danger being you could forget the rest of the world! Long, lingering finish that’s irresistibly sensual. Drink or hold.
96 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

Slightly riper yet still appealingly fresh aromas reflect notes of liqueur-like dark currant, warm earth and a touch of anise. The delicious middle weight flavors possess a caressing and velvety texture, all wrapped in a bitter pit fruit-inflected finale that is just as persistent but not quite as complex, at least not yet. Drink to 2028+.
90-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound