2014 Louis Jadot Marsannay
From the Importer
Marsannay is the northernmost commune of the Côte d’Or, and was granted its appellation in 1987, the first to cover red, white and rosé wines. In winemaking, the Pinot Noir grapes are fermented for about 4 weeks in oak vats, then matured in oak barrels for 15 months before bottling.
This deeply colored wine has a blackberry, prune and black currant aroma that acquires a muskiness with age. Tannic and supple, it will develop for 8 to 12 years in the bottle.
The 2014 Marsannay Villages has an expressive nose that captures the essence of Marsannay better than the Clos du Roy (at least at this early stage). It is adorned with attractive blueberry and cassis notes, all nicely defined and joyful. The palate is well balanced with supple, rounded tannin. This feels fleshy in the mouth, quite caressing with a gentle raspberry and dark plum finish interlaced with white pepper and sage. It leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure. Very fine.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points (May 2017)
This wine from the most northerly of the Cote d’Or appellations is a blend from multiple growers. It has red cherry and plum fruit with a fresh streak, typical of the vintage. Underlying firm tannins will sustain it as it ages.
Wine Spectator 91 points (May 31 2017)
Perfumed, displaying floral, wild cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors. Feels light-weight, yet intense, with an echo of berry lingering over the chalky finish. Drink now through 2027.
100% Pinot Noir
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