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There's a very bright and ripe array of dark berries and plums with an earthy edge, as well as nuances of sweetly fragrant black truffle. The palate has a very supple and fluid core of ripe dark plums with a very sleek, polished and compressed bed of tannins. Great depth and drive here through the finish. Mouthwatering, pure merlot. Try from 2023. Tasted: January 2019; Rating: 94 Points; James Suckling
This is a rich and dense Marsau and probably the best ever. Full body and a wonderful depth of fruit and chocolate. Love the texture and intensity. Shows sophistication. Tasted: April 2017; Rating: 93-94 Points; James Suckling
It's a favourite trick of the Chadronnier family to put this comparatively humble (at least in terms of its appellation) wine into tastings with top Right Bank reds, where it often does very well. It's a fine, elegant, polished Merlot, with subtle mocha oak, bright red berry fruit and caressing tannins. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032; Rating: 93 Points; Tim Atkin MW
Very solid, offering a core of steeped black currant and blackberry confiture notes liberally lined with anise edges and backed by a racy, chalky spine for balance. Approachable, but a few years of cellaring will work too. Best from 2021 through 2027. 5,833 cases made. Rating: 91 Points; Wine Spectator
This sports a fleshy feel, with warm plum and cassis notes supported by a fresh chalky spine. Shows good energy through the finish. Sneakily long. Rating: 90-93 Points; James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator
This is an extremely reliable Côtes wine from owner Mathieu Chardronnier that absolutely deserves to be recognised for its succulent fruit and restrained but confident extraction and balance. This is very good, emphasising what 2016 does so well with the reds. It is juicy and powerful but not excessive, making it an utterly drinkable wine. Jane Anson; Decanter
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