|Corton 'Clos des Cortons'
8/02. 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: Dark ruby color. Some clearing around the rim. Noticeable sediment.
NOSE: Profound aromas of fresh cherries together with riper darker fruits. Wood notes and a clean 'Bourgogne Nose' provide contrasting backdrop. Excellent nose.
TASTE: Rich and tasty with deep fruity earthy flavors. Medium concentration with plenty of winyness. Good grip and fine focus. Discernible tannins and moderate acidity add dimensions to this stylish fine wine.
LENGTH: Medium long and pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium-full bodied wine. Not extremely concentrated, but very winey multi-flavored wine with really fine structure. Superbly balanced.
OVERALL: Superb. Still a couple of years from its absolute peak.
|MARK: 18.5/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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