Robert Parker – 93
The 2018 Corton Grand Cru Clos Rognet is built for the long haul but evidently possesses considerable potential. Mingling aromas of cassis and cherries with notes of bitter rose, spices and truffles, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and introverted, with fine but chalky tannins and lively acids. Meo’s two bottlings from the hill of Corton are arguably his most underrated wines, and readers with the patience to forget them for 15 or so years should give them serious consideration.
Decanter – 94
If you wait too long, it can be a monster,’ says Jean-Nicolas Méo of his parcel of Corton Clos Rognet, which was why he harvested it on August 29th. Combining natural concentration and fruit weight with savoury, spicy tannins, this sweetly fruited, refreshing wine handles its 80% new barrels with considerable aplomb.
Jasper Morris – 92-95
Harvested on the same day whereas Perrières whereas normally Rognet is ready to pick up to a week earlier. Vibrant and exuberant purple, sweet deep red fruit with excellent lift, and a heart-warming long distinguished finish.
Burghound – 92-94
A slightly fresher and spicier nose blends nose of plum, cassis, earth and plenty of pretty floral nuances. The opulent yet powerful and focused full-bodied flavors flash evident muscle on the serious, very long and balanced finale as the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is very Corton in character and should age accordingly.