Source: January 2020 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 9th Jan 2020 (RP- 92)
The 2017 Le Corton Grand Cru is showing very well, and I evidently underestimated it when I tasted it earlier this year. Opening in the glass with aromas of sweet berries, cloves, smoked meats and coniferous forest floor, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a textural and enveloping attack, a sapid core of fruit and a savory finish. Today, the wine’s tannins are already supple and melting.
Drink Date: 2020-2037
T A S T I N G
TASTING NOTE: Intense bouquet with aromas of red and black fruit, spices and a touch a oak. Rich and structured on the palate, this wine needs a bit of patience in order to reveal its raciness and great distinction. Excellent ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Venison, game birds, full-flavoured cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17C to 18C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 10 years and more
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay with stones
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:90.25 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 3.55 hectares