Philippe Roty Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne
Price: $67.64 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A discreet but not invisible application of oak still easily allows the black cherry, raspberry and earth aromas to shine. There is a bit more size, weight and punch to the more obviously mineral-inflected flavors that terminate in a mildly austere and persistent finish. This moderately chewy and serious effort is really quite good and I like the balance though it won’t win any awards for refinement.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 89
The 2015 Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne, from a lieu-dit planted contemporaneously with the Clos de Bèze, reveals aromas of raspberry, strawberry and sweet licorice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with a generous core of juicy fruit and fine-grained, chalky tannins. A delicious Marsannay.
– William Kelley, Robertparker.com, Score: 90
Full medium red with ruby tones. Coolish scents of blueberry, blackberry, licorice and menthol. Then a bit medicinal and clenched in the middle palate, and less expansive than the other Marsannay lieux-dits in 2015, even if the black fruit and violet flavors show excellent intensity. Finishes with a firm tannic spine. This wine will merit a 90-point rating if it gains sweetness with some time in bottle.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 89+