Bruno Clair Marsannay Rouge Les Longeroies 2014
Wine Enthusiast - 92
Burghound - As is usually the case this is Clair's best Marsannay and so it is again in 2014 with its less expressive but more complex nose that combines notes of red currant, earth, spice and subtle sauvage elements. Here too there is excellent delineation and verve to the delicious, intense and focused medium-bodied flavors that also terminate in a mildly austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry appears. This will require at least a few years of patience and should amply reward up to a decade's worth.
Vinous 89 - Moderately saturated red. More reticent but deeper on the nose than the Grasses Têtes, offering hints of dark raspberry, menthol, minerals and underbrush. A step up in energy and verve thanks to its distinct mineral element. Finishes sappy, saline and persistent. I’d give this a few years in the cellar to reveal itself more fully.
More layered and finer than the Vaudenelles, lively bright fruits, notes of redcurrant, loganberry and raspberry, fine binding tannins. Long, ripe ,lush and taut. If ever there was to be a Premier Cru in Marsannay, the Longeroies would surely be a prime candidate.