JancisRobinson.com – 18.5
Lovely smoky nose with real richness underneath. Charming breadth but no lack of tension. Not fat at all though very intense. Powerful and mineral. Opened five days ago. Apparently it tastes just the same. Very fresh and firm and with great spine.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018
Robert Parker – 95
This has a very seductive nose although it takes more than two minutes in the glass to reveal its intense, almost Meursault-like bouquet that reminds me of Coche-Dury in some ways. The palate is very well concentrated with vibrant acidity, subtle hints of citrus lemon, acacia honey that leads to a lingering, almost viscous finish. This remains an outstanding Corton-Charlemagne that deserves at least ten years in bottle (but feel free to get the cork after four ” I would not blame you!) Drink 2012-2025. Tasted February 2008.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025
Vinous – 94
The 2005 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is in a gorgeous spot right now. Medium in body and lithe, with striking radiance from the warm weather that year, the 2005 is classy, polished and exceptionally beautiful. A hint of reduction adds lovely complexity on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027