Corton, Clos du Roi 1985 M. Voarick
9/96. Bought in auction Feb-96 for $70 (imported for $83 net).
My first wine from this Aloxe-Corton based domain. I do not usually
consider red Cortons (with its Byzantine type sub-parceling) to really be of
Grand Cru quality, but this bottle was certainly as fine example of a
great Corton. As good or better as any I have ever tasted.
COLOR: Good, healthy-looking, medium-red with some clearing towards the
rim. Prominent 'leg' showing on the glass.
NOSE: Very complex and enticing. Red fruit still obvious in addition to
gamey, forest-floor and leather aromas. All these are enveloped by a
beautiful 'Bourgogne Nose' that gives the nose a totally harmonious feel.
TASTE: Very rich and tasty. Quite different on the palate than Cote de
Nuits wines, yet much more serious and deeper than any Cote de Beaune red
(to which part of the Cote d'Or the Corton belong). Smooth, multi-layered
and ever developing in the mouth. Superb!
LENGTH: Reverberating finish that leaves an extremely pleasant and long
TEXTURE & BALANCE: A hefty wine yet not lacking in delicacy. Very good
structure and 'flesh', excellent balance. at its utmost peak.
OVERALL: Superb! Among the very best Cortons I've tasted. Highly
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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