Bruno Clair Marsannay Les Grasses Tetes
Price: $64.83 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Vaudenelles if perhaps not quite as pretty though there is more volume, punch and structure to the medium weight flavors that terminate in a more complex, firmer and mildly rustic finish. There is more here but at the same time this is going to require several more years of bottle age before it will be ready for prime time.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 88-91
The 2015 Marsannay Grasses Tetes had quite an earthy, backward bouquet, just a little smudged by some reduction at the moment. The palate has a grainy texture, perhaps more backbone than the Marsannay Vaudenelle with a hint of licorice towards the finish. There is plenty of character here, if not quite the class of say, some of Roty’s Marsannays this vintage. Enjoy this over 4-6 years.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 87-89
Medium red. Deeply pitched, slightly reduced aromas of plum, currant and strawberry. A bit more pristine than the Vaudenelles, with the red fruit and earth flavors showing more mineral punch and intensity. Less fruity, more soil-driven wine with chewy tannins and iron-like minerality. This wine will benefit from a couple years of bottle aging.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 87-89