2015 Domaine Meo Camuzet Frere et Soeur Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1332818 90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A discreet if not invisible touch of wood can be found on the ripe yet agreeably cool aromas of pear, apple, white flower and a subtle hint of wet stone. The big-bodied and powerful flavors are also quite rich though there is much better vibrancy to the succulent but clean, dry and impressively persistent finish. In the context of what is typical for Corton-Charlemagne, this too should drink well early.  (6/2017)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, which comes from an exchange of grapes, from two parcels that are blended together (one on the Pernand side and the other Aloxe side), has a crisp linear bouquet with grapefruit and yellow plum aromas, fine mineralité underneath. The palate is well balanced with a slight waxy texture, a touch of bitter lemon and plenty of salinity on the finish. I just lacks a little complexity and drive at the moment, though maybe that will emerge by the time of bottling. Jean-Nicolas Méo has overseen a négociant branch of Domaine Méo-Camuzet for several years now under "Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs." They can be well worth seeking out..(NM)  (12/2016)

Decanter

 Rich, almost buttery stone fruit nose. Broad, juicy, and generous, the palate perhaps lacks some of the mineral bite of Corton in a less ripe year. It has a firm, lean finish with fairly good acidity.Drinking Window 2017 - 2025.(SB)  (2/2017)

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Corton

- 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.