Vinous – 92
The 2015 Corton Grand Cru has a fragrant bouquet of pretty red cherry, strawberry, vanilla and orange peel aromas that gradually gain delineation. The palate is nicely poised and sorbet-fresh, hints of fig and fresh date infusing the bright red fruit with just a faint touch of liquorish on the persistent finish. This is a Corton that feels lively and, for want of a less banal word, delicious. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2038
Jasper Morris – 92
Bright medium depth purple, delicious fruit, quite approachable, floral too, then a hint of something not quite pure beneath. Then seems purer again and I quite like the quality of the fruit. Has character, not impure but slightly dry.
Burghound – 93
(Sweet spot) A fresh, discreetly spicy and floral-inflected nose displays a panoply of aromas include forest floor, earth, red currant and a whiff of game. The focused, intense and well-detailed broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent mid-palate density while remaining relatively refined yet powerful on the balanced finish that delivers very fine depth and length. This is finer than it usually is and is notably fresh in the context of the 2015 vintage.
Decanter – 95
The Corton is the most reticent wine in the Tollot-Beaut cellar this year, with a reserved nose of red cherry, blood orange, forest floor and clove. This is followed by a powerful, full-bodied palate with firm tannins and juicy acids which clamp down on the taut, persistent finish. Like many of this admirable domaine’s wines, this will need time in the cellar, but it already has all the hallmarks of a beautiful bottle of Corton.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2075