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2021 Domaine Charles Audoin Pommard en Mareau
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.
Medium-bodied with aromas of wet earth, dried lavender, cedar and black berry fruit, with some burnt orange peel. Lovely richness for the vintage, with a spicy, sleek core and firm, creamy tannins. Long and concentrated, with an elegant minerality at the end. From organically grown grapes. Try from 2024.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com