Corton, Clos du Roi 1988 Thomas-Moillard
2/97. Bought in London Mar-96 for $29.
This wine is from Moillard's own holding in one of the best climats in the
fragmented Grand Cru Corton vineyard.
Accompanied Friday night dinner of foie gras, sauteed zucchini, roast in its
gravy, cheese plate and pears in wine.
COLOR: Ruby-red, pretty deep for a nine years (B). Undoubtedly filtered as
there was no hint of sediment in the bottle.
NOSE: Superb! Complex and enticing mixture of red fruit, wet earth, game
meat - all under an excellent robe of 'Bourgogne Nose'.
TASTE: Rich and deep with the aristocratic feel and taste of an excellent
Corton. Superbly balanced on the palate, this mouth-filler expresses the
class of a Grand Cru, the fruitiness of the grapes, the (somber) Corton
terroir, the tannic '88 vintage and the fantastic job done here by Moillard
to combine all the above in an extremely good wine.
LENGTH: Medium long but very pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied, clean, more on manly than delicate, well
structured and superbly balanced.
OVERALL: Superb wine in every respect. Drinkable now but will be even better
in a couple of years (or two couple or three...).
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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