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9 highly rated Grand Cru Whites and Red from Corton
 
I've spoken in the past about how much the Grand Crus of Corton have improved. Today many producers are making red wines that compete with the big names from the Cote de Nuits.

This morning we present a selection of wines with very good reviews. Remember Corton has the ability to age for decades so pop some in the cellar and enjoy for many years to come.

Domaine Jean Chartron Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015
Normally $432.95
Special $346.00
7 bottles available

Chartron Corton Label John Gilman "View from the Cellar": 
The 2015 Corton-Charlemagne from Domaine Chartron is very, very strong this year and I actually prefer it to the Bâtard in this vintage! The bouquet is outstanding, soaring from the glass in a complex blend of pear, lemon, tangerine, chalky minerality, fresh almond, vanillin oak and just a hint in the upper register of the honeycomb to come with bottle age. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and racy in personality, with a rock solid core, excellent focus and grip and a very long, pure and vibrant finish. Excellent wine. 2018-2040. 94+ Points
Domaine Jean Chartron Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016
Normally $426.95
Special $341.50
12 bottles available
Chartron Corton Label
John Gilman "View from the Cellar"
The Chartrons lost forty percent of their production in Corton-Charlemagne in 2016. The wine has turned out beautifully, offering up a complex nose of pear, apple, hazelnuts, a touch of iodine, a fine base of chalky soil tones, a touch of honeycomb and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a rock solid core, impressive cut and grip and a long, nascently complex and focused finish. This is nicely round on the attack and snappy on the backend, which augurs very well for its future development. 2023-2060.
 94+ Points
Domaine Morey-Coffinet Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2016
Normally $268.95
Special $188.00
3 bottles available
Morey-Coffinet Corton label Burghound: 
(from Les Paulands and Clos de Meix that was purchased in wine). Moderate amounts of floral elements can be found on the red and dark cherry aromas are cut with notes of the sauvage and earth. There is a wonderful texture to the velvety, sappy and muscular big-bodied flavors that possess notably better depth and persistence on the much more structured and youthfully austere finale. Good stuff if you have at least some patience. 2028+.
93 Points

Louis Latour Corton Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015
Normally $265.50
Special $225.50
5 bottles available

Louis Latour Corton Clos de la Vigne au Saint Grand Cru 2015 
Normally $246.00
Special $209.00
11 bottles available
Latour Corton Vigne au Saint
Wine Spectator: A concentrated core of pure cherry, raspberry and spice flavors highlights this intense red. Mineral and leafy tobacco elements add depth as this unfolds, while a firm, dusty matrix of tannins provides grip. Stays vibrant and long, with a terrific aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2021 through 2040. 
95 Points

Louis Latour Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2015 
Normally $252.00
Special $214.00
5 bottles available
Latour Corton Perrieres
James Suckling Tasting Report: The ripe fruit is evident on the nose with complex cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Medium to full body and gorgeous depth of fruit that finishes soft and classy. Savory. Give it three to four years but already a joy to taste.
 95 Points
Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton Hautes Mourottes Grand Cru 2010
Normally $171.50
Special $137.20
6 bottles available

Ravaut Murottes
Darren Harris: Only 500 metres from Bressandes but a totally different expression of Grand Cru Corton. The Hautes Mourottes is more elegant, less obvious, but is a wine that creeps up on you. The higher, cooler site is no doubt the reason for less richness with the mineral structure covered by elegant red-black fruit with hints of violet and a little minty stem character. The material is fine but compared to the Bressandes this wine is more closed and begging for time in the cellar to display its full character. One would say it is the more traditionally-styled of the two Grand Crus from Ravaut.

Domaine Denis Pere et Fils Corton Les Paulands Grand Cru 2015
Normally $229.95
Special $156.00
15 bottles available

Denis Pere Paulands NV label
Les Paulands is an interesting vineyard. It is the only vineyard that I know of that has Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Villages appellations. It is only 1.05 hectares in size and the majority of that belongs to the Comte Senard.

Very sensual aromas of ripe dark and black fruit (cherry, boysenberry) followed by hints of vanilla. Pure and clean palate of red fruits, round and rich structure balanced by a zesty acidity for longevity. The finish is long and complex.
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Darren 

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The first vintage of the Domaine Pierrick Bouley Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot Only 546 bottles produced

Domaine Pierrick Bouley was previously known as Domaine Pascal Bouley. Pierrick, the younger generation, rebranded and renamed the domaine from the 2016 vintage. It was also saw the first vintage of an exciting new white wine.
 
This wine is Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot 2016. Around 1550 Cistercian monks from the Abbey of Maizieres built the Morgeot Abbey in the hamlet of Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, the Abbey is uninhabited and in decay but it lends its name to the vineyards surrounding it which in effect lie within the 1er Crus Morgeot and La Chapelle.
 
The soil here is limestone marl, red-tinted with ferrous oxides on a layer of bathonian limestone pebbles. Unlike much of Morgeot this part of the vineyard was traditionally a white wine site. It produces a more mineral wine than most of Morgeot hence the reason that it is labelled with more detail.

Pierrick Bouley's first vintage of the Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot is 2016.
  
Our allocation of this inaugural vintage was just 24 bottles. Not a lot, but when you consider the entire production was 546 bottles it is not too bad. The wine is in stock but I have not got around to tasting it. This morning I read an article by Rockss and Fruit describing the wine as 
 
They go on to say "Blind, Will Hold Its Own with Niellon and Ramonet", "The wine is off the charts, jaw dropping great." and "Juicy and Explodes with Complex Tiny Mineral Periodic Table Level Complexity".
 
They are obviously very enthusiastic and this is their full tasting note...
 
"The nose is immediately something special with huge high toned mineral and floral aspects. It's so pure, so clean and so mineral. It's one of the white burgundies that is so good it smells like a scene in nature rather than a wine. A plush field after a rain with which makes the air so crisp and so clean that you cannot breathe enough in and smell it enough. That is the nose of this wine. It's amazing. I had no idea what to expect. This is elite level white Burgundy from elite level terroir. The palate is so so good. Elite level minerality here. So so juicy and clean. This is such a damn clean wine but still is authentic and old school as it gets. It's such an exercise in how great a mineral dominant white Burgundy can be from elite terroir. The minerality is sick yet it's round, but also has really intense acids that bring about the most complex and juicy finish you can imagine. In a blind lineup of Niellon/Ramonet and this, this is right there and can hold its own. It's exceptional wine. It has that class and majesty that make you stop. It's so, so juicy and explodes with complex tiny mineral periodic table level complexity. So many different little rocks and stones. The finish is so pure and long and dissipates perfectly. Little to no fruit at this young stage but there is an embryonic core that will take form. I think this is a 20 year wine. It's so utterly delicious and beyond pure. Rookie of the Year. No contest. What a debut. This will be allocated now and probably in the future. This was bottled in November 2017."

See what they are raving about!
Normally $243.50
Special $159.95

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