Robert Parker – 92.0
A complex bouquet of ripe red fruits, warm spices, dried flowers, blood orange and raw cocoa introduce the 2017 Corton Les MarÃ©chaudes Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, satiny wine with silky tannins, a juicy core of fruit and a long, chalky finish. This is an elegant and classy MarÃ©chaudes that should enjoy a broad drinking window. It was already bottled when I tasted it.
JancisRobinson.com – 17/20
Mid crimson. Sweetly scented with red fruit, just a touch of rubbery reduction on the nose. Very smooth and very open and soft for a grand cru at this early stage. Lacks the majesty of a grand cru but has early-days harmony and good depth of fruit. Much richer than the Pernand ÃŽle des Vergelesses. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030
Vinous – 90/100
The 2017 Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru was bottled at the beginning of September. It has a charming, pure, red currant and cranberry bouquet with well-integrated new oak (a modest 20%). The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. This feels linear, maybe a little light for a Grand Cru, so I understand why it has been bottled early. Still, I appreciate the dash of white pepper and bay leaf that springs up on the aftertaste.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030