Deeply colored, the 2016 Marsannay Le Clos de Jeu comes from softer limestone soils and vines averaging 50 years in age. Brought up in just 25% new French oak, it offers outstanding notes of both red and black fruits, forest floor, and crushed flowers. With a deep, medium-bodied, seamless texture, perfectly integrated acidity, and building tannins, yet with nothing out of place, it shows the purity and classical style of the vintage to a T. Give it a few years and enjoy over the following decade.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2019)
This is elegant, sporting violet, black currant and blackberry flavors, with accents of spice and mineral. Tightens up, with a solid backbone of tannins fused to the intense fruit detail. Best from 2021 through 2029. 100 cases imported.
90 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (May 2019)