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2021 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay 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.
Situated in the southern part of Marsannay, Au Champ Salomon is one of the premier vineyards in this Couchey sector. The vineyard is well placed on the mid-slope, and produces wines that combine power and elegance, and a propensity to age extremely well.
Cherry stones, dark raspberries, chalk, black tea and cocoa on the nose, with some orange peel and incense. Dark and brooding in fruit profile, with so much muscle without being heavy in any way. Firm tannins. Incredible power. Where are we here? From organically grown grapes. Try this from 2025.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com