2013 Domaine Louis Jadot (Heritiers) Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

SKU #1231976 95 points Vinous

 Pale, bright lemon-yellow. Cool aromas of lemon ice, lime, tarragon, anise and metallic minerality. Surprisingly sweet on entry, then as powerful, structured and tannic as a red wine. Rounder and richer than the comparatively angular, almost painful Chevalier-Montrachet, but impenetrable today in spite of its pliant texture. Both wines are outstanding. (ST)  (9/2015)

91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Hints of oak toast don't materially detract from the otherwise wonderfully fresh and cool aromas of green apple, lime, wet stone and white flower. The muscular, firm and broad-shouldered flavors are clean, dry and solidly intense with excellent mid-palate concentration before culminating in a penetrating and mineral-suffused finish that delivers very fine length. This beautifully chiseled effort does not deliver quite the same length as the Montrachet but I very much like the upside development potential.  (4/2015)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is very closed on the nose, a little resinous at first with honeysuckle and jasmine notes surfacing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a waxy-textured entry, a fine thread of acidity and a weighty, concentrated, lightly honeyed finish. This is a fine Corton-Charlemagne, although it is no match for either the Montrachet or the Chevalier-Montrachet that preceded it. (RP)  (12/2014)

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- The hill of Corton, an escarpment topped with a forest, overlooks the Grand Cru vineyard of Corton and the towns of Ladoix-Serrigny and Aloxe-Corton in the Côte de Beaune. This is the first area south from the town of Beaune. Corton is the sole Grand Cru red of the Côte de Beaune. The southeast portion of this vineyard produces Grand Cru white, and is called Corton Charlemagne. Famous Premier Cru vineyards are Corton Bressandes, Corton Renardes and Corton Clos du Roi.