Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2012

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Chandon de Briailles
91 points
"Here the fruit profile is cooler and more elegant as it runs more to the white side of the spectrum along with floral and wet stone nuances. There is notably more minerality present on the less muscular but markedly finer middle weight flavors that culminate in a mildly austere, dry and citrusy finish that displays slightly better persistence. "
Allen Meadows,
, Issue #55
94 points
"The domaine’s 2012 Corton-Charlemagne is also quite forward in this vintage, but with stunning mineral drive, impeccable balance and plenty of ripe acidity to also carry it far down the road. But, it is going to be very, very hard not to want to drink this stellar wine in its relative youth, as it is complex and wide open for business right out of the blocks! The brilliant nose delivers a very complex blend of apple, pear, deep and complex chalkiness, a nice touch of pink grapefruit, dried flowers, citrus zest and a gentle base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and beautifully delineated, with bottomless depth, sound, framing acids and laser-like focus and great grip on the very, very long, soil-driven and simply delicious finish. Great juice! 2014-2030."
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar
, Issue #48, Nov-Dec 2013