Philippe Roty Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne
Price: $60.16 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Slightly more prominent wood still easily allows the fresh mix of both red and dark currant aromas that are laced with spice and floral nuances to shine. There is once again plenty of punch and detail to the delicious middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the saline, complex and attractively persistent finish. This should drink well on the younger side if desired.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 89
Under the “Joseph Roty” name after the passing of Philippe, 2014 Marsannay Champs St Etienne had a very contained nose at first, though only modest aeration allows that slightly toasty red fruit to emerge. The palate is very smooth here with an attractive purity: black plum and a touch of white pepper here, gently unfolding. A little muscular at the moment, it will require 2-3 years before you can call for the waiter’s friend.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 89-91
Bright medium red. More medicinal, primary scents of black cherry, fresh red fruits and licorice. Juicy and firm on the palate, with a saline nuance to the flavors of dark berries, licorice and menthol. Finishes with a firm spine and a suggestion of caraway seed. Less evolved than the basic Marsannay and in need of a couple years of patience.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88+