Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2016
For something a little more traditional and blow-out, this bottle, which picked up a gold in our most recent Pinot Noir comp, would certainly fit the bill. The winemakers start building the skeleton by using Grand Champs and 75 Rangs. Then comes the flesh, using the well-rounded cuvees from Micault and Les Paules.
The nose is intense and youthful, full of violets, ripe strawberries, red plums and sweet spices such as cinnamon. The palate is well-rounded and velvety, mixing freshness, salivation, and a long finish. Its floral and fruity aromas make it a pleasant wine to enjoy today, but you could definitely stick it in your
cupboard under the stairs cellar for a few years and reap the rewards in Christmas 2024.
Medal: Gold, the Pinot Noir Masters 2019
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