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Marsannay Clos de Jeu 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual Pinot Noir that really had character.

Producer/Winery: Château de Marsannay; Marsannay-la-Côte, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Cote de Nuits; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: €28.00 ($30.79)

Purchased From: Cave Saint Valerien; Tournus, France.

Paired With: Roast pork loin.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, quite dark ruby color with a light purple rim Earthy cranberry, cherry and mushroom aromas with hints of clove and dried herbs. Very smooth entry, slightly rustic with a dusty and spicy mouthfeel, solid medium body and a chewy 100-grit texture. Noteworthy cranberry, cherry and cinnamon flavors that had lots of intensity and created a unique fruity Pinot Noir. Mouthwatering crisp acidity, well integrated tannins that were no sleeping violet and had a growing grip all the way through the aftertaste. The medium-long finish was fill with cranberry, tart cherry and mushroom taste and really carried the fruitiness to a remarkable ending. WOW, very rich on the palate and one of the fruitiest bottles of Pinot Noir we have had in a long time. This was an unusual Pinot Noir that really had character.

Château de Marsannay vineyard in the spring
Photo from Château de Marsannay.

Comments: Learn more about Château de Marsannay and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.