Medium red. Redcurrant and smoke aromas are distinctly soil-inflected but a bit mute today. Offers good texture and an attractive combination of red fruits and spices complicated by dried flowers. Some insidious acidity keeps this wine fresh but the dusty tannins are a uncompromising in the early going. Finishes with a strong licorice quality.
Robert Parker 91
The 2015 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets has quite a broody bouquet with darker fruit than the Beaune Clos du Roi: blackberry at first, plenty of damp autumnal undergrowth developing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with attractive sucrosity on the entry, hints of blood orange and more red berry fruit here, Morello cherry and crushed strawberry that leads to a very poised but energetic finish. This represents another superb wine from the domaine.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032