2010 Domaine Maurice Charleux & Fils, Maranges Premier Cru “Les Clos Roussots” Red Burgundy, France.
Charles Neal’s portfolio of family Burgundy producers is fairly short, but he has certainly found a few gem and Domaine Maurice Charleux is really a worthy find, especially this delightful and classic red Burgundy from Maranges. The 2010 Charleux Maranges 1er Cru “Les Clos Roussots” is a lot of wine for the money and delivers real terroir and old world charms with earthy red fruits, minerallity and silky texture. The nose begins with truffle, briar and hints of leather and spice along with mixed berries leading to a cherry rich palate of raspberry, plum, black cherry and crabapple notes with fennel, tea spices and loamy earth. The acidity is not aggressive, but holds things nicely in place giving vigor and life to this medium bodied Pinot Noir that keeps your interest a long while with a lengthy and very pleasing finish.
($25 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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