Robert Parker – 95
The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is a stunning young wine, unfurling in the decanter and glass to reveal aromas of lemon oil, candle wax, dried white flowers, woodsmoke and a classy framing of noble reduction. On the palate, the wine is immensely concentrated, with the chewy, chalky phenolic structure of a red wine, racy acids and a long, searingly mineral finish. This superb Corton-Charlemagne has not merely years but decades ahead of it.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2055
JancisRobinson.com – 18.0
Smoky nose and masses of substance. Put this in a petri dish and you could be surprised… Not rich but tense. Exciting.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Vinous – 94+
The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne impresses for its energy and crystalline purity. Warm smoke and slate nuances add complexity to a wine that manages to be both richly textured yet also weightless and transparent. An eternal finish graced with hints of apricot and wild flowers leaves a lasting impression as the wine gains volume through to the finish. This is a dazzling showing.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2019