Catherine & Claude Marechal, Auxey-Duresses 2019
This is a wine that provides a fuller expression within the Marechal range. Will bring joy to both new and old world lovers of pinot noir.
Opposite Vincent Prunier’s Le Clous – plain south facing.
Aromatically this is always a gorgeous highly sensual wine; in 2019 it displays a very high toned and attractive blend of cherries, plum, strawberries and a gentle floral top note. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-bodied and very perfumed with good sappiness at the core, very refined tannins, bright acids and excellent focus and grip on the long, tangy and complex finish. One to bring a smile and it is again superb. AGWI
‘The quality of these wines is nothing short of phenomenal compared to the usual quality of the respective appellations’ Allen Meadows, Burghound
I very much love the style of the wines from Catherine and Claude Maréchal, as they are very classically styled wines that are long on their soil signatures and short on cellar tricks or irrationally exuberant use of new oak. The family does not work with the most exalted of appellations, but I have yet to have an example from Maréchal that was ever anything short of exemplary for its level and village. These are beautifully made wines that deserve a spot in any conscientiously stocked Burgundy cellar and are the absolute Promised Land for those who crave a bit of value in their Burgundy shopping.
John Gilman, A View from the Cellar
Claude Maréchal is a prime example of how the producer should be your first and most important focus in selecting wines. He has but a single premier cru, Les Lavières in Savigny-les-Beaune; other holdings are either Côte de Beaune village or regional appellations, yet he consistently produces wines of outstanding quality.
Claude Kolm, The Fine Wine Review
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Auxey Duresses
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml