Clos de la Marechale is wine that is no longer made by Faiveley since the end of their metayage agreement with J.F. Mugnier. Made now by Mugnier, the quality of the Marechale parcel has suffered in recent years.
But this is the 1969 effort from Faiveley and it is delicious! With near brilliant clarity, the healthy aged color progresses from brick to apricot to salmon to a watery rim. The nose shows some alluring funk w/ a leathery masculine lean. Sweet, sweet, sweet on the palate. Fruit macerated in brown sugar, sappy & tertiary. Living its golden years now, this wine has clearly reached the apogee of its capabilities. As only a quality product can, this bottle has thrived in its old age by developing that most mysterious and attractive of wine profiles, antique burgundy.