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de Montille Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2015 (1.5L)

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92-95 BH / 92-94 WA / 92+ VM

Tasting note: An overtly floral and sauvage-suffused nose reflects notes of plum and an assortment of wild dark berry aromas. There is almost painful intensity to the markedly stony and muscular flavors that manage the trick of being impressively rich but also very well-detailed, all wrapped in a gorgeously complex, persistent and impeccably well-balanced finale. This is finer than it usually is but don't be fooled as it's very much built-to-age. Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2015 Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi is 100% whole cluster matured in 55% new oak. The bouquet is very fragrant with lifted black cherries, mulberry and wild heather scents - superb mineral expression here. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, crisp acidity, good body with red cherries and cranberry towards the structured, but surprisingly approachable finish. This is lovely.

(12.8% alcohol, from fruit picked on September 2; vinified entirely with whole clusters and aged in 55% new oak): Good dark red. Very ripe, almost roasted aromas of currant liqueur, cherry and underbrush. In a powerful, thick, very dense style yet silky and nicely delineated as well, displaying compelling saline and mineral tones to its dark cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Really amazing texture here for a wine with modest alcohol. Quite salty and backward, even clenched, on the back end, but this grand cru has the power and energy to age for a long time. But its tooth-saturating tannins will require considerable patience. Stephen Tanzer – Vinous Media

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