2016 Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
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Review Score: 93WA, 93V
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The 2016 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from vines located just above Corton with east-facing orientation. It has an attractive, almost Meursault-like bouquet with traces of walnut and hazelnut. The palate is fresh and quite effervescent on the entry, with a fine line of acidity if not quite the persistence of the finest Corton-Charlemagne that I have tasted. Nonetheless, there is plenty of energy locked in here and it should age well.

91-93 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)

Pale, bright yellow. Smells chalky and deep if subdued, offering scents of apple, menthol and spices. Savory, tactile wine with a lovely touch of sweetness and an element of medicinal herbs. Very rich, layered, soil-driven wine with chewy extract and classic dryness. Quite full and ripe but very chalky throughout. A bit aggressive on the end, but then this wine still has some unconverted malic acidity.

91-93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2017)