Dom. Prince de Merode Corton Clos du Roi 2003

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

Item No. 116557
  • red wine
  • WS95

Winemaker's Notes

This 'Clos of the King' is Merode's finest, top Corton – more than half of the blend is from 71 year-old vines that produce the most complete and compelling example of Corton. When tasting a mature example of Clos du Roi, it is no surprise why the King of France once chose this vineyard to be his own on the hill of Corton.

Critical Acclaim

"Great purity here. Dense aromas and flavors of cherry, wild berry, chocolate, earth and spice ride a silky texture. It's vibrant and firm, with ripe, fine tannins. This builds in intensity to the long finish. Plenty in reserve. Best from 2008 through 2020. 70 cases made."
95 Points

Learn About Dom. Prince de Merode

The splendid Château de Serrigny, home of Prince Florent de Merode, with its secluded gardens and surrounding moat, has an enchanted, medieval appearance. The Merode domaine is an unusually old continuous holding. Their Corton and Ladoix properties have been in the Merode family since the year 1700. The château’s cuverie dates back to the fifteenth century, but has been modernized within the past decade. We have been buying wines from Prince de Merode since he started estate-bottling with the 1959 vintage.

Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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