Three Jewels from the Hill of Corton - Michel Mallard's Grand Crus

Since we discovered the 2010 Côtes de Nuits Villages from Domaine Mallard, we have been keen advocates of this family estate. The Domaine is run by Michel Mallard, who also manages Domaine d'Eugenie in Vosne Romanée. Under Michel's stewardship there has been a reduction in new oak and increase in fruit purity, with the wines now offering great harmony and vibrancy.

Today we can offer the three jewels in the Domaine's crown, the three red Grand Crus from the hill of Corton. Les Maréchaudes lies on the East side of Corton, offering wines with a superb fragrance and approachability. Clos Rognet lies on the Ladoix side, producing a riper style with wonderful aromas and a persistent, velvety structure. Les Renardes is in the heart of the Corton hill with steep, southeast facing slopes and thin soils producing a firmer style of Corton with an excellent balance between finesse and ripeness. 

2015 has been lauded as one of the very best vintages for red Burgundy this century. The hallmark ripe tannins and soft acidity give superb refinement and balance to the wines, supporting ripe red fruits and seamless, silky structures. Domaine Mallard has managed to perfectly capture these characteristics and the end result are wines with grace, elegance and underlying power.

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine will be available for delivery at the end of November

 


2015 Corton Les Maréchaudes

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Burgundy2015Corton Les Maréchaudes, Domaine Michel MallardBT40650.00cs93 AMAdd to Basket
Burgundy2015Corton Les Maréchaudes, Domaine Michel MallardMG20670.00cs93 AMAdd to Basket
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"Discreet wood sets off liqueur-like aromas of red cherry that are laced with wisps of plum, violet and plenty of earth. There is fine concentration to the velvety medium weight plus flavors that brim with sappy dry extract, all wrapped in a highly persistent, balanced and beautifully complex finale. This is very ripe yet somehow manages to avoid being top heavy; indeed it is actually refreshing. In a word, excellent."

93 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound

"Bright ruby in colour, with a ripe, rich and round nose of cherries and plums. There is a light toasty, smoky note underneath the waves of fruit. The palate is packed with red and black fruits, which are lined by ripe, chalky tannins that give a seamless texture. The acidity is bright and refreshing, pushing some of the fruit into high-toned blossom notes. Savoury spices mingle with a sultry smokiness through to the long finish. An impressive and seductive Corton."

17.5 points, Farr Vintners


2015 Corton Le Rognet

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Burgundy2015Corton Clos Rognet, Domaine Michel MallardMG10710.00cs94 AMAdd to Basket
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"There is a high level of ripeness but not jamminess on the plum, cassis, violet, spice and earthy aromas. I very much like the freshness and vibrancy of the mouth coating, robust and impressively concentrated big-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the hugely long finale. This is an imposingly dense wine that is definitely going to require, and reward, extended cellaring. This too is excellent."

94 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound

"Redolent red fruits and violets on the nose here, with a hint of start anise and smoke. The palate has great depth, with a penetrating core of red and black fruits framed by polished, chalky tannins. This refinement gives a hedonistic, ripe quality to the fruit, yet taming acidity brings great balance to the long, fine finish."

17.5 points, Farr Vintners


2015 2015 Corton Renardes

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"Here too there is hint of wood lurking in the background of the strikingly fresh and even more complex aromas of violet, sauvage, forest floor and dark currant liqueur. In the same fashion as the Maréchaudes there is a velvety palate impression to the bigger and more powerful flavors that possess a highly seductive mouth feel while delivering plenty of punch on the remarkably persistent finish. This is so rich, and there is so much extract, that despite the presence of a firm tannic spine this should be approachable on the younger side yet age effortlessly for years to come."

93 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound

"The nose here is deep and brooding, with layers of toasted spices and hints of black fruits as well as red. The palate is initially glossy, with ultra-refined tannins framing a dense and deep core of fruit. Through the mid-palate the tannins build a fine but firm backbone for this wine, giving great harmony with the ripe fruits and taming the richness in the wine. The finish is long and deep, with great potential for the future."

17.5 points, Farr Vintners


Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine will be available for delivery at the end of November