Corton Charlemagne, Bouchard Père et Fils 2011
Good bright, pale yellow. Racy, high-strung nose combines lime, powdered stone, iodine and lavender. Juicy and penetrating yet at the same time silky and thick, communicating outstanding tension to its steely mineral-driven flavors. Wonderfully dense yet light on its feet, this vibrant, gripping wine is a classic example of its vineyard. Very long and a bit youthfully sharp on the finish, in need of at least four or five years of cellaring.
|Score: 94+||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (170), September 2013|
A pungent and well-layered nose features notes of green apple, grapefruit, lemon peel and wet stone. There is outstanding power and excellent punch to the beautifully well-delineated big-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the saline-infused, explosive and hugely long finish. This is a very impressive effort that is blessed with notably good underlying material and this will require resting for the better part of a decade in a cool cellar.
|Score: 93||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (93), June 2013|
Good pale yellow. Pure, scented nose offers aromas of lime, pineapple, acacia flower and powdered stone. Sappy, spicy and dense with extract, boasting lovely definition and a pronounced mineral character. Finishes saline, savory and dry, with a tactile crushed stone quality. The percentage of new oak here will only be about 10% by the time of the bottling (it's aging mostly in one- and three-year-old barrels).
|Score: 92/94||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (92), September 2012|
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