Joseph Roty Marsannay Clos de Jeu 2017 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 WA / 91 VM / 90 BH
Narrowly surpassing the Ouzeloy when tasted from bottle, Roty's 2017 Marsannay Clos de Jeu derives from old-vine Pinot Fin, something Roty says is rare in Marsannay, adding that the terroir's subsoils are similar to those found in parts of Gevrey-Chambertin. Offering up aromas of cassis, cherries, grilled meats and black truffles, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, with lovely depth and dimension at the core, concluding with a long and sapid finish. William Kelley – The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Marsannay Clos de Jeu has a tertiary nose with touches of autumn leaves filtering though the red berry fruit. The medium-bodied palate offers supple tannins, fine acidity, a little spice and an elegant, harmonious finish. Excellent.-- Neal Martin – Vinous Media
Tasting note: Subtle wood influence sets off slightly riper yet still agreeably fresh aromas of wild red berries, plum liqueur and newly turned earth. The mouthfeel is once again sleek and intense with excellent mid-palate density before concluding in a driving, rustic and austere finish. This lightly stony effort is expressly built-to-age and a wine that is going to require at least 5 to 7 years first. Outstanding – Allen Meadows – Burghound.