Dom. Vincent Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
A very different nose than the Pulignys, and this is more restrained with the typical butterscotch which is associated with the appellation. Some apple skin and toast with butter notes as well.
"Powerful and concentrated, this has an intense expression of ripe tropical fruits. The wood shows strongly at this stage, although with this amount of richness, it has the weight and the power to develop well over many years."
"Pale, bright yellow. Crushed stone, lime blossom and saline minerality on the nose, complicated by ineffable high notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. At once dense and weightless, with powerful acidity giving the wine outstanding cut but completely shutting down the middle palate today. This powerfully stony expression of the cru stains the palate on the long, rising, perfumed aftertaste. Don't even think about pouring this until about 2020.
Rating: 95(+?) "
International Wine Cellar
"This is unusually expressive for a young Corton-Charlemagne with its green fruit, apple, wet stone and white floral aromas. There is excellent power and concentration to the rich, vibrant and strongly mineral-inflected large-scaled flavors that possess a seductively textured mid-palate before terminating in a bone dry, balanced and explosive finish. Terrific.
"The 2010 Corton-Charlemagne wraps around the palate with rich, expressive layers of fruit. This is an especially radiant style of Corton-Charlemagne endowed with considerable textural depth and polish. Attractive hints of butter, smoke, slate, mint and white flowers add complexity on the finish. This is a rare Corton-Charlemagne that will drink well with minimum cellaring, although there is more than enough vibrancy to make me think it will also hold up quite well. The Corton is a fairly large cuvee for the house, and is made from a blend of parcels in Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny. Anticipated maturity: 2013+
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