Sunday, May 14, 2006

Joseph Roty Marsannay Clos de Jeu 2003

T-notes > Olfactory impressions - Full fledged toffee, caramel and Illy caffe' aromas. On the palate, very ripe blackish fruit with elegant layers of rich chocolate. Class personified. Superb quality @ this price point.

Have had all of Roty's Marsannays in 01 & 02 and loved them across the board. This 03 seems to me to have somewhat less structure but is hard to beat for immediate gratification.

Available @ Auric Pacific Fine Wines t 65-6291-1947

4 Comments:

Blogger g58 said...

I just sampled a few Mercureys of the same vintage. They were nice values though I suspect less expensive than Marsannays typically run for. How much does this one retail for?

Any general comparison with reputable Mercureys?

5/14/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Hariyono said...

I think the Clos de Jeu are Roty's oldest vines in Marsannay. That should always mean something. Generally speaking this and the St. Etienne cuvees are his most special Marsannays.

5/15/2006 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

This should retail at just under US$30 or thereabouts.

Haven't had too many Mercureys recently, save for a bottle of Faiveley 1er Clos du Roy 02 which I found rather unpleasant.

Henry, want to weigh in on this one?

5/15/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

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5/20/2006 10:56:00 PM  

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