Albert Bichot Domaine Adelie Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin
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- Tasting Notes
There is a touch of menthol to the solidly complex nose of red and dark currant, earth and violet aromas. The impressively rich and seductively textured middle weight flavors possess good if not excellent energy before concluding in a lingering and balanced finish that is also mildly rustic and warm. Note that this should be approachable almost immediately while having enough stuffing to reward a few years of bottle aging.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 89
The 2015 Mercurey 1Er Cru Champs-Martin, which as usual comes under the “Domaine Adélie” label, includes around 20% stem addition this year. It has an attractive bouquet with well-defined cranberry and raspberry preserve aromas, a hint of potpourri emerging with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with sappy red and black fruit. There is a pleasant edginess here, sure a little rustic compared to others thanks to its broad-shouldered finish. However, there is charm and crispness, therefore I suspect it will drink well, especially with more hearty cuisine, over the next 4-7 years.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 87-89