Corton-Charlemagne - Serious Grand Cru Value - especially at our 25% Great White Burgundy Sale Discount
Over the past 4 or 5 vintages Corton-Charlemagne has come on in leaps and bounds! The wines are more textured and appealing than they have ever been, yet still exhibit the classic terroir which distinguishes them from other white Burgundies
The good news is that for Grand Cru whites they are still extremely reasonable in price. (Although we can see prices creeping up each vintage)
Today we feature 6 different Corton-Charlemagne, all at 25% discount. There are numerous 2010's in the offer which you should snap up before they are completely gone. (You can also still take advantage of our recent sale offers - click here
to see them).
Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011
Burghound: (from two parcels in En Charlemagne that total .7 ha and aged in 33% new oak). A discreet application of wood sets off the attractively layered aromas of mineral reduction, Granny Smith apples, white flower and subtle spice hints. There is good volume and a fine sense of underlying tension to the intense and intensely mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that possess a cool, long and well-proportioned finish. 91 Points
Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2012
The Wine Advocate: The 2012 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from 0.75-hectare of vineyards planted in thePernand-Vergelesses: two parcels, one just in front of the "Le Charlemagne" restaurant. It has a very mineral-driven bouquet that is tightly wound at the moment, with a subtle walnut note scampering around in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a very pure, quite spicy entry with notes of dried honey and nutmeg. Good weight in the mouth here, nicely balanced with a crisp, tense finish, this is a very fine Corton-Charlemagne that should age well. 92-94 Points
Alex Gambal Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
Burghound: Moderate wood influence stops just short of fighting with the ripe green apple, white peach, pear and dried floral aromas that introduce rich, full-bodied and overtly muscular broad flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration. Despite the obvious density this is really quite supple and forward, at least within the context of a classic Corton-Charlemagne, all wrapped in a balanced and understated finish.
Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson Corton-Charlemagne Le Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
A rich and powerful expression of Corton-Charlemagne from the Le Charlemagne climat. Many consider this the finest area for Chardonnay. Here the vines are perfectly located facing south-west and avoiding the risk of over-ripeness that can afflict south facing vines.
Bettane and Desseauve: Great finesse, no reduction, elegant use of oak. Huge progress and highly recommended.
Pierre Bouree Corton-Charlemagne 2010
John Gilman: There is only a single barrel of Corton-Charlemagne in the Pierre Bourée cellars this year, which Monsieur Vallet opined "was significantly better than no barrels." This is a dynamite example in the making and has to be one of the great sleepers of the vintage, as it soars from the glass in a closed, but compelling mélange of pink grapefruit, apple, lemon, stony minerality and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a powerful personality, superb cut and grip and outstanding length on the young and soil-driven finish. This is an absolutely classic bottle of young Corton-Charlemagne. 2017-2040.
Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
An interesting wine from grapes grown in the Grand Cru Hautes Mourottes in Ladoix-Serigny. This is the most northerly of the Grand Cru vineyards which can produce Corton-Charlemagne.
I have not tried the 2010 wine. I have tried the 2011 which was impeccably fresh with the fuller style typical of the wines from the north east side of the hill of Corton. I would expect the natural acidity of 2010 to have resulted in a wine with lovely palate texture with a clean, bright finish.
To read more tasting notes and order on line click here. Quantities vary so first-in, first-served! Mix and match and make up a case. Free shipping anywhere in Australia for 12 or more bottles.
You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.