Philippe Roty Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne
Price: $58.29 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A deft application of wood easily allows the agreeably fresh and ripe nose that speaks of both red and dark currant cut with plenty of earth and underbrush elements to be appreciated. The rich, dense and powerful flavors possess excellent punch on the lingering if again somewhat drying finish where the supporting tannins are somewhat finer though even so I would again suggest drinking this on the younger side for fear that it may dry out with extended keeping. To be clear, this is perfectly OK but the balance isn’t quite perfect.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 87
Full ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry and licorice, plus a whiff of menthol. More supple than the basic village Marsannay, with its black fruit flavors complicated by salty minerality and soil notes. Big, chewy tannins arrive fairly early. Still a bit clenched but has more sweetness, spiciness and texture than the basic village offering. Further élevage should enable this wine to absorb its 40% new oak component.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88-91
The 2016 Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne is excellent, exhibiting an attractive bouquet of crushed blackcurrants, licorice and rich soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and succulent palate with a ripe core of fruit, juicy acids and fine structuring tannins.
– William Kelley, Robertparker.com, Score: 90