2013 Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - 750ml
Wine with BOK - 9.25/10
If there’s a Chardonnay that can outlast my lifespan, it will have to be a Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru. I once had a Huguenin Corton Charlemagne bottled in 1949, it tasted like a wine produced in the late 70s! As such, no one should jump to conclusion on judging whether a Corton Charlemagne was good or bad, until it has sufficient age in the bottle. Obviously this bottle should really be judged many years later, but just to give you a snapshot of its present stage, I still wrote my tasting notes for it. If there’s one prominent character for this bottle, it has to be the most luxurious butter I’ve ever had, this kind of butter character was not the rich and chunky type you can find in supermarket, it’s more like a very elegant butter wrapped with great finesse. The texture is slightly oily and buttery, and usually only Grand Cru from burgundy possessed this character. Apart from the buttery character, the wine is very refreshing, lively and engaging. No doubt this wine will age gracefully and age like a glacier as well.
James Suckling - 96 Points
A fabulous Corton Charlemagne with an impressive density, yet the bright acidity gives this white agility. Full body, compressed and layered mouthfeel. Salty and minerally finish. (6/2015)
Wine Spectator - 95 Points
We wrapped up with the chalky austerity of Corton-Charlemagne, flashing apple and pear, balancing richness with intensity and a very long, mouthwatering, savory aftertaste. (2/2015)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 Points
The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very reserved nose at first, but unfolds in the glass to reveal hints of yellow plum, orange peel and light limestone scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite saline in the mouth, with commendable precision toward the finish. This is certainly one of the better Corton-Charlemagne 2013s – chapeau. (2/2015)
Meadows Burghound - 93 Points
From a huge 3.65 ha plot in Le Corton). A reserved nose displays background notes of wood on the green apple, pear, citrus blossom and lemon zest aromas. The big-bodied, concentrated and attractively textured flavors possess ample mid-palate fat that serves to render the firm acidity almost invisible yet the firm and impressively long finish is borderline austere. I like the complexity and balance and while 2013 is not the most refined vintage I’ve seen for this wine, it should be approachable earlier than usual, which is to say after 5 to 7 years. (6/2015)
|Classification||Burgundy Grand Cru|
To install this Web App in your iPhone/iPad press and then Add to Home Screen.