Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 88.7 points

  • 13.0% - Clear, med ruby / clean, med intensity - sour cherry, rhubarb, cranberry, pine forest, nutty, some mushroom funk, citrus peel / dry, med to high tart acidity, med body, med fine grained tannin, med intensity, persistent finish.

    This one feels slightly more rustic and less polished than the last bottle on day one... Based on my previous note, I will let it sit a day or two to see how it evolves.

    Finished the bottle over day 3&4 after opening. It was worth being patient, some black fruit showed up with notes of blueberry on top of the all the red berries previously mentioned with a gamey side to it and complemented by a nice biting acidity.

    I've always been pleased with Domaine Charles Audoin pinot or chardonnay so far.

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  • This falls short of being compelling but it's certainly interesting. This might benefit from a decant as the palate is very earthy, dark complected and a bit chewy. I do really like the spicy nose. This got better over the evening and I suspect more air would have enhanced my first couple of glasses too. This village is not in the same league with the big boys like Gevrey, Vosne, Chambolle or even Nuit but it does offer honest wines. I'm surprised though, that this wine can't be readily had for sub $25. A little bigger in scale than I might prefer. Paid $35 but I'd like this better for sub $25.

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  • Perfumed nose of red fruits, undergrowth and flowers. Acid driven - almost too much, but it's not sour and goes better with food. Really nice wine and excellent QPR. Improves after the second glass!

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  • Alcohol :: 13%
    I have never drank this wine in 2nd day as the bottle often empty in a short time. Definitely the best expression of Marsannay here. It was dominating but sour cherry, red pinot fruits and mineral at the 1st day. However, highly perfume floral scents take charge in 2nd day. Medium bodied, the bright and salivating acidity lingering on the palate from start till the end. Immense inner perfume, fine-grained tannin provided a smooth grip that leads to the delicious, juicy finish. I must say I prefer the profile of the 2nd day better but I'm splitting hair here. This certainly well worth a try if you have not already done so.

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  • Knightsbridge Annual Holiday Burgundy Tasting and Sale (Northbrook, IL): Tasting, brief note. Lots of robust black fruit, modest spice, but I found this very tannic and backward today.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2013, (See more on 87 points

    (Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Cuvée Marie Ragonneau) Black tinged very dark cherry red color; rosehips, sous bois nose; tart cranberry, rosehips, mineral palate with tangy, medium acidity; medium-plus finish

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