Marsannay Vieilles Vignes 2005, Dominique Laurent

Having attended a legendary Tournante de St Vincent in January 1993, Marsannay has - and always will have -- a special place in my liver, even if the wines can sometimes err on the stalky side. Not this marvellous example though. Thick, sombre, dark cherry colour. Black currant, raspberry and morello cherry nose. Red plum creeping around the edges of the nostril. Delicious cherry fruit, ripe tannins, for a Marsannay a good tannic structure with a cylinder of plum and cherry fruit. Tasted blind I could imagine people waxing lyrical about this being a Gevrey 1er Cru. Wonderful expression of the luxurious 2005 vintage. Suggests the Dominique Laurent domaine is worth investigating. Photo shows a Burgoblog taster who has taken a tournante for the worse.


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