The Corton Le Rognet 2010 from Camille Giroud is a truly beautiful Corton. In the bouquet fine red berry fruit with notes of sweet strawberries, cherries, pomegranate and wild raspberries. The oak is present in the nose, but well integrated in the lovely cool red fruit. On the palate very fine concentration of cool ripe quite opulent fruit. It’s rich and charming on the midplate with a lovely balance. A very impressive and complex Corton … lovely pinot juice.
The Corton-Bressandes 2009 from Domaine Poisot is a true Corton – powerful and serious – but not without charm. The bouquet offer quite complex red berry notes – cherries and forest berries. The fruit is quite expressive sweet and pure. On the palate fine concentration and weight, but with a slightly more serious character …. the fruit is quite tight and pure and the tannins are quite powerful in the finish. Really like the fruit in this wine, however it will need quite some time to resolve the tannins in the finish – so have patience – as always with Corton.… Read the full article →
It’s rare to see new producers or owners on the big grand crus in Vosne Romanee, but during my work on the articles about Romanee-Saint-Vivant vineyard I discovered a new and for me unknown producer on this fine vineyard – Domaine Poisot.
The story is however much more complex, as the history of the Poisot holdings on Romanee-Saint-Vivant dates back to 1902. For decades they have however only been bottling very small quantities of RSV under the Poisot label – and sold the main part of the production off to negociants – so while it’s an old ownership it’s really a new producer of Romanee-Saint-Vivant.… Read the full article →
The Corton Le Rognet 2010 from Camille Giroud is a truly beautiful Corton. In the bouquet fine red berry fruit with notes of sweet strawberries and wild raspberries. The oak is present in the nose, but well integrated in the lovely cool red fruit. On the palate very fine midpalate concentration of cool ripe fruit. It’s rich, powerful but also very refined for a young Corton. The oak is supporting the wine beautifully in the long and intense finish. A very impressive and complex Corton … one of the most promising young Cortons I have tasted – great effort by David Croix.… Read the full article →
The Corton Rognets 2011 is a typical Corton – and very much different from the rest of the Dupont-Tisserandot lineup. In the bouquet deep darker fruit, quite a strong impression of oak and vanilla from the oak. On the palate quite big-bodied and rich with a good fruit concentration and depth on the mid-palate. It’s quite refined and long. A fine Corton.
The 1990 Corton Bressandes from Tollot-Beaut is a lovely wine. In the bouquet red fruits, tar, forest floor, orange peel and coffee … lovely complexity. On the palate still quite tightly knit with layers of fine red fruits on the midpalate – raspberries + red and dark cherries. Slightly rustic but nuanced with a very fine harmony. At age 22 still not fully mature – a lovely Corton.
The Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne 2006 showing quite well. In the bouquet yellow fruits – melon, apple and gooseberries with a hint of anise and oak. It’s quite refined and discrete. On the palate fine and well structured with good acidity and minerality. The wine is quite openly knit for a Corton Charlemagne, with strong notes of apple in the midpalate. The fruit is quite rich, with a quite long almost creamy finish. A fine wine … but also surprisingly developed and accessible … in my view not a wine for long term cellaring.… Read the full article →
The Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne 2000 is a lovely wine. I have enjoyed this wine several times during the last three years, and it continues to provide pleasure. This bottle was slightly more developed, but still fresh and nervy. In the bouquet stunning purity, aromas of apple, hay and white flowers. On the palate fine, quite rich fruit, charming, but with a very good structure of minerality and acidity. Simply a pleasure – will keep but lovely now.
First vintage of Corton from Domaine de la Romanee Conti. The Corton is the odd one out in the DRC lineup, and it doesn’t really benefit from being served alongside it’s brothers and sisters from Vosne Romanee. In the bouquet darker fruit aromas – raspberries, plum, black cherries, cassis and liquorice. On the palate tightly knit fruit aromas, quite muscular and sturdy build. It’s a classic Corton, and a bigger more dense wine than the 1. cru Vosne and the Echezeaux.… Read the full article →