Philippe Roty Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne
Price: $54.55 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
This is also reduced and toasty which renders an assessment of the nose all but impossible. The toasty character extends to the medium-bodied flavors that are underpinned by notably ripe tannins and fine concentration, all wrapped in an impressively long if overtly rustic finish.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 87-89
The 2012 Marsannay Cuvee St. Etienne (Philippe Roty) has a fragrant, floral bouquet with redcurrant, crushed strawberry and a touch of vanilla, later hints of orange blossom. The palate is well balanced with sappy red berry fruit on the entry, a veneer of vanilla new oak that is nicely assimilated with the wine, lending it a modern sheen. The finish needs to develop just a little more…personality and nervosite, but the length is impressive.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 87-89
Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of redcurrant and raspberry confiture. Creamy-sweet on the palate, offering a fine-grained texture to its red berry and spice flavors. Finishes classically dry and a touch warm; this will go truffley with bottle age.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88