2009, Bouchard Pere et Fils, Corton Charlemagne Blanc

Corton Charlemagne, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 93-96

Drinking Dates: 2021+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jul-2011

(from a huge 3.25 ha plot in Ladoix-Serrigny). A cool, fresh and densely fruited nose of crushed citrus, green apple and mineral reduction gives way to seriously concentrated and overtly muscular flavors that possess a suave and silky mouth feel yet do not lack for an underlying reserve of power. This isn’t as fine as the Montrachet but it’s even longer, at least at present with a chewy character that provides evidence of the massive levels of extract. Even so, don’t buy this with the intention of drinking it young as it will require plenty of cellar time, at least if you want to see its full potential realized. (93-96)/2021+