|Corton 'Clos des Cortons'
4/01. Acquired from London, May-99 for $56.
I don't usually consider (red) Corton to be a true Grand Cru. There are just too many different plots, spread all around the hill of Corton. With different types of soil, exposure and drainage, the wines tend to lack typicity and consistency.
One exception though is the Faiveley's 'Clos des Cortons', a brand name rather than a vineyard name. The wine is a melange from different Grand Cru sub-plots in Corton owned by Faiveley. I have tasted many vintages of this wine and was always impressed by its high class.
COLOR: Very dark [for (B)] ruby red. Slight clearing around the rim and a healthy amount of sediment at the bottom.
NOSE: Deep aromas of fresh red fruits together with riper nose of black berries. Very nice and clean 'Bourgogne Nose' with fine wood tones to serve as backdrop.
TASTE: Even better than the nose. Very focused, very winey. Multi-flavored wine where the fruit mingles perfectly with the classic touch of mushroom and leather. Fine grip and excellent acidity add to the wine's stylish expression.
LENGTH: Medium long and pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium-full bodied wine that combines good fruit and winyness with exceptional structure. Superbly balanced, this wine is beautiful now but will improve for the next 2-4 years.
OVERALL: Superb! Another proof that 1991 is a grossly underrated vintage in Burgundy.
|MARK: 18.5/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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