Burghound – 96
(Don’t miss!) Here too the nose is quasi-Chablis like with similar nuances of iodine, mineral reduction and oyster shell along with a variety of citrus influences. The sleek and almost painfully intense broad-shouldered flavors flash plenty of minerality on the dense, muscular and bone-dry finale that leaves zero doubt that this will need extended patience if you’re to see it at its peak. This youthfully austere effort has length to burn and it’s not every day that you encounter a Corton-Charlemagne that can go head to head with a great Chevalier but this one can.
Vinous – 92
The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, one of Boillot’s strongest wines, has a delightful bouquet with well-defined scents of dried honey, hazelnut and crushed rock, quite Meursault-like in style. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, not amazingly complex overall, yet I admire its tension and length, with quite a persistent spicy aftertaste. Very fine.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2035
JancisRobinson.com – 16++
Cask sample. Greenish deep straw colour. Substance but not much character on the nose right now. Masses of edgy acidity but little grace for the moment. A bit of alcohol… You’d have to take quite a lot on trust to buy this. It’s very much rather blocky building blocks at present. Chewy finish with some heat.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2035
Decanter – 95
Purchased fruit from three parcels – one each from the villages of Ladoix-Serrigny, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. It is fermented and aged in 350L barrels, 20-50% new depending on the lot. The aromas begin with a distinct citrus note on the attack, but broaden on the palate with a nutty richness that is truly rewarding. The texture is luxurious, but the wine never loses its lovely freshness, which carries it through to a lingering finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039
Jasper Morris – 95-98
The Corton-Charlemagne is supplied in grapes from the Ladoix and Pernand-Vergelesses sectors. Pale lemon and lime, with a striking nose, more reductive than toasty. The fruit is explosive on the second half of the palate, really standing out, a near perfect expression of Corton minerality and offering exceptional length.