de Montille Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2016 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93-95 WH / 91-94 BH / 90-92 VM
Back to Clos-du-Roi and to a more controlled and refined wine. Is it the vineyard? Or the de Montille style? Or a bit of both? It’s an intense and delicate young wine – fine stuffing, but with a refined representation of the fruit. This is elegant and has serious potential. It’s lightfooted, yet with plenty of mid-palate fruit gracing your palate in an elegant and intense way. This is a fine Corton; very fine indeed.
Tasting note: A beautifully fresh, airy and even perfumed nose speaks of various dark berry, violet, earth and a discreet hint of oak. The equally refined, cool and vibrant big-bodied flavors possess a taut muscularity while displays plenty of minerality on the sappy, balanced and impressively complex finale. Allen Meadows - Burghound
(these 65-year-old vines escaped the frost; vinified with two-thirds whole clusters and aged in 50% new oak): Healthy full red. Aromas of cherry and currant show a chocolatey ripeness. Plush and silky in the mouth, but more about volume today than flavor intensity. Red fruit and savory mineral flavors are accented on the broad back end by notes of licorice and herbs; one is aware of the whole clusters here. The dusty tannins reach the front teeth. This wine has a tendency to absorb its wood and stems quickly, noted Sieve, which probably explains why it's a bit out of sorts right now. Stephen Tanzer – Vinous Media
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