This has a really pretty, almost profound, red-fruity profile with a bit of both a Volnay violets, perfume, and Gevrey-earth type profile. As AM said, this might give some 1er crus a run for their money. This bottle seemed quite hot on the first and third night open-this is the fourth-and it's finally settled down. Very impressive, and much more serious than the other Marsannays I've tried. Will the Favieres be as good eventually?
It's tough to find good Burgundy under $30; this qualifies. Nice red fruit on nose and palate. Not especially complex today, but clean and satisfying. I suspect this still has some positive development ahead, but a satisfying mid weight to drink today.
A very nice wine. Mix of red/black fruit, minerals; very firm palate with good balance, and seems "very 2010." After about an hour and a half, on the last few sips, it really started opening up with a lovely perfume. Excellent for its level, and a terrific value.
While young, this was quite striking. A wonderful raspberry and blackberry nose with hints of rock and earth. The palate is streamlined and focused, with flavors of tight dark fruit, tart plum, and stone. A touch of youthful austerity is certainly present. For such a gulpable wine, it has a layer of complexity to it that is intriguing and enjoyable. This will clearly get better with time, but it is fun to drink now. Some Marsannay can be too ripe and jammy -- this is certainly not the case with this wine. A great '10, especially for its level.
Now this, to me, had an utterly striking, pronouced perfume that i just kept going back to and smelling all night. the "lighter" and to me the silkier of teh two that i was trying -- the other being Favieres from the same producer. I favored this one, AW sligthly favors the other. Great QPR.
Definitely can see why Marsannay benefits from warmer years, because this 2010 didn't seem very ripe even in a relatively warm year. For that reason I didn't find it very enjoyable tonight though the nose was rather pleasant with tart red fruits, brush, and citrus notes. Will hold on to my other bottle for a few years and hope for a better showing. 85-88 points if scoring today.
Allen Meadows writes in Burghound: "A densely fruited nose speaks of plum, blue berry, violet and stone aromas that are followed by rich, velvety and extract-rich flavors that possess stunning complexity and outstanding length. This vibrant effort is impeccably well-balanced and the quality could easily give even a very fine premier cru a run for its money."
I found my experienceclosely parelled his bu twith more fruit& acid on the palateon the palate. I think with a bit of cellaring the expression will become more beautiful andin line with his description! Kudos to Charles Audoin.