2014 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*** Don't Miss *** Mineral reduction and lime hints add breadth to the lilac, green apple and tangerine skin-suffused aromas. There is seriously impressive size and weight to the dramatically powerful, rich and concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess obvious muscle and simply fantastic length on the overtly austere, deep and palate staining finish. This is a chiseled and sleekly powerful effort that should also be capable of aging effortlessly for years.
Ineffable high-pitched aromas of lemon zest and silex convey a powerful impression of terroir. Wonderfully juicy and penetrating, conveying great mineral definition and site character but youthfully austere today owing to its bracing acidity. Most impressive today on the racy, extract-rich finish, where lemon, lime and crushed stone flavors build inexorably and leave the taste buds quivering. I may be underestimating this wine's potential longevity. 95+ Points (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a clean, well defined bouquet with hints of almond and white chocolate, although I was seeking a little more personality to come through. The palate shows the nose how it's done and it is probably more indicative: spice, ginger, almond, citrus fruit and a touch of white peach. This is very complex and the more you remain in its presence, the more it wins you over. Cellar this for 4-5 years and you should have a very fine Corton Charlemagne on your hands, but it covets its secrets for now. (NM)