Poor man’s Corton Charlemagne. Facing south east sitting beside Corton Charlemagne, and is not to be outdone by it’s more famous neighbor. Despite the warmth of the vintage, there is lovely tension here, a vibrancy and structure that ensures the wine’s freshness and definition. Green apple, juicy lime, gardenia, white peach, grapefruit and acacia honey. This is very aristocratic, the oak and extract, pulled back here. This one needs a good 3 years before broaching.
Here the nose is a little more open, showing lemon citrus and a vibration of Pernand reduction. Wider on the palate, indeed also more palate-staining – incisive flavour here – a step up for sure. Excellent 1er Cru! Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report, October 2019