Peter Maude Fine Wines

2017, Domaine Nicolas Perrault, MARANGES, 1er Cru, 'Clos des Loyeres'

Dark cherry, leather, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and menthol are some of the many notes that run through the Maranges Les Clos des Loyères 1er Cru. Powerful and dense, the 2017 offers plenty of character. This is an especially brooding expression of Maranges, but it works very nicely just the same. Interestingly, the whole cluster is quite high at 80% and yet this is the wine in this range in which the stem influence is least evident. 89-91/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

Aromas of smoky cassis, blackberries and dark chocolate introduce the 2017 Maranges 1er Cru Les Clos des Loyers, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and textural wine with an expansive, gourmand attack, a rich mid-palate that's framed by powdery tannins and a lingering finish. This is the site that Perrault identifies as potentially the most stereotypically Maranges, yet there's no rusticity here. 92/100 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

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