JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
Same high location as their red Corton vineyard, east-facing at 300 m. Lots of drying wind and this is usually the last plot to be picked. Yellow and white marl on limestone. Weber thinks it should age ‘a very long time’. Racked two weeks ago into foudre for another 3–4 months’ ageing. Light almonds and savoury oak combo. Quite refreshing; this climat seems to have yielded some very good wines in 2020. Long, satin texture and all it needs to do is build a bit more complex flavours. Very caressing on the palate with admirable length. Appetising dry finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
Vinous – 92
The 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a well-defined, tightly-packed bouquet that demanded some coaxing from the glass. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, maybe just a bit too straightforward on the mid-palate but with a pleasant waxy-textured finish. Drink over the next 12-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038