This powerful and mineral wine has intense fruit, flower, pepper and cinnamon aromas and flavors. It is essential to age this wine in the bottle: 10 to 20 years will bring out the best in its development.
Pair with haute cuisine, especially fish, shellfish and white meats in cream sauces.
"The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne literally bristles on the palate with energy. Bright lemon, citrus, white flowers and crushed rocks all take shape in the glass. In 2011 the Corton-Charlemagne is wonderfully pure, layered and direct. A host of citrus and graphite notes inform the vibrant, saline-infused finish. Jadot's 2011 Corton Charlemagne is a true stand out."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Like the Montrachet, this is also presently quite aromatically reticent with its aromas of lemon/lime, wet stone and Granny Smith apples that are trimmed in a subtle application of warm oak. The equally expansive, taut and well-muscled broad-shouldered flavors possess an ample amount of dry extract and intensity on the driving finish that exhibits a faint saline character. I very much like the intensity here as well as the very dry backend and this should be superb if allowed adequate cellar time.
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points"
"Pale lemon-yellow. Pungent aromas of pineapple, lavender, white pepper, stone and menthol. Dense, supple and sweet but with terrific stony cut to its citrus, pineapple and fresh herb flavors. Penetrating but not at all hard. The very firmly structured finish shows excellent limey persistence and lift. "The 2011s have been a pleasant surprise," noted Barnier. "They have more life than we expected." 94(+?) points "
International Wine Cellar
"The flavors of apple, lemon and spice seem straightforward, but this white sneaks up on you, building in intensity to a long finish. The oak is discreet, showing a balanced mix of fruit and spice notes in the aftertaste."