Vinous – 93-95
The 2012 Corton Rognet dazzles from start to finish. Tar, licorice, black cherries, smoke and spices burst from the glass as this exuberant, powerful Burgundy shows off its personality. The 2012 is rich, intense and massively structured, but all the elements are in the right place. Readers lucky enough to find the 2012 should plan on giving the wine a few years in the cellar. Today, the Corton Rognet is striking. In 2012 there are just 4 barrels instead of the typical 7 or so.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2031
Robert Parker – 92
Now in bottle, the 2012 Corton Rognet Grand Cru is fulfilling its promise in barrel. The aromatics are consistent with its performance before bottling, the palate achieving perhaps an even higher degree of finesse and composure as that nascent chewiness appears to have dissipated. This delicious Corton Rognet should give much pleasure over the next ten years or more. Drink now-2025+. Importers: Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620; Scott Paul Wines, Carlton, OR; tel. (503) 852-7300; J.A.O. Wine Imports, McLean, VA; www.jaowineimports.com. Also available through John Armit Wines in the UK.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025