2010 Domaine Louis Jadot (Heritiers) Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Brilliant pale yellow. Precise, penetrating aromas of green melon, ginger, quinine and dusty stone. Silky on entry, then sappy and deep in the middle, with a powerful crushed stone character and strong limey acidity combining to give the wine uncanny energy. This is almost painful today. This extremely dense, long wine may ultimately surpass Jadot's Chevalier-Montrachet. 96(+?) points
*Cellar Selection* Corton-Charlemagne has produced a powerful and concentrated wine. The massive, opulent feel is balanced by tropical fruits and acids, which are layered between the toast and spice notes. It needs many years to mature.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A classic and exuberantly fresh if restrained nose of Granny Smith apples, wet stone, floral and white-fleshed orchard fruit aromas. The intensely mineral-driven, muscular and big-bodied flavors possess impressive mid-palate concentration and fine richness as they completely coat the mouth with dry extract before exploding on the bone dry and palate etching finish that is almost painfully intense. This is going to need plenty of bottle age as it's very, very backward but it should more than repay your patience.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has an inviting floral bouquet with touches of orange blossom and dried apricot that is nuanced and alluring. The palate is generous on the opening, laden with spicy fruit, orange zest and lemongrass that builds to a voluminous finish. The palate is not as subtle as the aromatics suggest, but you cannot argue that it is packed full of flavor. Drink 2015-2025. (NM)