2013 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Aromas of dried apples, pineapples and white truffles. Hits of cream and nuts too. Full-bodied, layered and rich with incredible depth and intensity. It goes on for minutes. Amazing finish. Drink or hold. A wine for decades.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A firmly closed nose reveals nothing more than reduction and wood notes at present and about all that can be noted is that the underlying fruit seems ripe. Otherwise there is outstanding richness to the very rounded and suave medium weight plus flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract that both coats the palate and buffers the moderately firm acid spine on the mineral-driven, saline and notably more persistent finish. This is more obviously structured and will need a few more years of cellar time to fully realize its considerable potential.
*Collectibles* An elegant white, featuring stunning aromas and flavors of lime blossom, peach, apple and mineral, with a dose of sweet spices. This is balanced and should be approachable soon, with fine length. (BS)
Bright, light yellow. Aromas of spiced apple, earth and porcini, with hints of oak and metallic minerality. Dense, spicy and high-pitched if a bit disjointed today, with strong apple and nutmeg flavors coming across as a bit youthfully raw today. Finishes sappy and smooth, with a building sweetness but plenty of buffering minerality and brown spices. This gained in sweetness with time in the glass, showing a liquid stone character. (ST)