Vinous – 93
Very pale, bright yellow. Yellow peach, white pepper, wild herbs and smoky lees on the nose. Large-scaled and generous, with strong wet-stone minerality giving shape to the middle palate. This wine makes the Meursault Perrières seem tart by comparison; it’s fatter and easier to taste but also more structured. Finishes sappy, rich and long, with repeating stony minerality and lingering sweetness. This may well close down in the bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027
Robert Parker – 92-94
The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very reserved nose at first, but unfolds in the glass to reveal hints of yellow plum, orange peel and light limestone scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite saline in the mouth, with commendable precision toward the finish. This is certainly one of the better Corton-Charlemagne 2013s – chapeau.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2032