Dom. Vincent Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Price: $89.00
Item No. 73940
  • ST95
  • RP94
  • WS94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • WE95
  • ST95
  • BH95
  • 2006
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

Corton Charlemagne is a rich wine that expresses itself in time with mineral aromas. The wine displays mineral notes, flint, vegetal notes, lime, and pineapple.

Critical Acclaim

"Pure, stony aromas of citrus fruits and hazelnut. Dense and powerful, with a tight core of thoroughly ripe fruit. Quite suave for Corton-Charlemagne but not particularly steely and not at all hard. Impressively thick but lively. Builds slowly and impressively on the powerful, very ripe back end. The only one of these 2002s to be aging in all new barrels - "because of its powerful minerality," noted Girardin, who kept more of the lees and was still stirring them every ten days.
Range: 92-95"
95 Points

"Intense and minerally, rich but not fat, and racy, evoking lemon, apple and stone notes accented by spicy oak. Still very tightly wound and balanced, this will need time to unwind, or decant if you must drink it now. Best from 2006 through 2015. 400 cases imported. –BS"
94 Points

"A profound, light to medium-bodied wine, the 2002 Corton-Charlemagne bursts from the glass with minerals, flowers, fresh herbs, and hints of mint. It is a pure, fleshy offering of outstanding depth, concentration, and power. Loads of sappy minerals are intermingled with spices and apples in its refined, noble character. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016. Range 93-94."
94 Points

Learn About Dom. Vincent Girardin

Vincent Girardin continues the winemaking tradition of his father and grandfather before him, with a significant difference. The energetic and innovative Girardin has greatly expanded the number of appellations in his domaine either through inheritance, purchasing the land, or a system of leasing called fermage. Vincent concentrates on the lesser-known appellations of the Cote de...

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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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