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