Coche-Dury - Corton Charlemagne - Grand Cru

99 points - The Wine Advocate

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The 2014 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is a wine that leaves you lost for words - never helpful in this profession. It begs the question: Why are not all Corton-Charlemagnes like this? It has a stunning bouquet with a profound mix of yellow plum, Mirabelle, Seville orange marmalade, those liquid minerals and later, scents of cold wet limestone. The palate is incredibly powerful with stunning acidity. There are multiple layers of spice-tinged citrus fruit, just a faint tinge of marzipan, wondrous umami sensation in the mouth with grilled walnut and a hint of pralines towards the finish. This represents an astonishing Corton-Charlemagne that might end up touching the imperious 2005. Readers should note that Raphael told me that the release of this will be delayed, just like the 2005 and 2010. Put it on your wish list and wait.

Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
corton charlemagne
Producer:
Coche-Dury
Grapes/Blend:
100% Chardonnay
Serving temp:
7–12 °C
Style:
Grand Cru

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