The Wine Advocate is a bi-monthly wine publication established in 1978 by American wine critic Robert M. Parker, arguably the most influential wine critic in the world. Today, a 100-point Parker score can make or break a wine brand. William Kelley, key editor of the The Wine Advocate tasted from the barrel our Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017. Here are his comments.
Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017: (88-90)
“Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Pommard Clos Marey Monge reveals notes of red fruit, candied peel and a lavish framing of new oak, followed by a fleshy, medium to full-bodied, open-knit palate with a juicy, easygoing profile that makes a merit out of the vintage’s challenges. It will be interesting to see if it gains in depth with further élevage.”
About William Kelley:
William Kelley developed a love of wine while studying at Oxford, where he presided over the University’s prestigious Wine Circle for three years while completing a doctorate in history. In addition to tastings with many of the Old World’s greatest producers, he brought many of California’s most celebrated and exciting wineries to Oxford for the first time. After a stint covering Burgundy for Decanter magazine and working harvests in both California and the Côte d’Or, he made the happy move to The Wine Advocate in 2017. His first-hand experience making wine informs the way he writes about it. Today, he reviews the wines of Burgundy, Champagne, Madeira and English Sparkling Wine.