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2005 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

SKU #1071274 98 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Wonderfully ripe, deep aromas of lime, minerals and crushed stone. An incredible mouthful of stones and minerals, with uncanny intensity, juiciness and lift. At this point in my marathon tasting with Boillot, my handwriting was degenerating and I was using exclamation marks rather than adjectives. Flat-out great white Burgundy. Incidentally, Boillot changed his supplier of Corton-Charlemagne as of this vintage; he now works with vines in Aloxe-Corton that face full south. (ST) 98+ Inner quote mark (9/2007)

95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark As it was when I originally reviewed it (see herein), this has turned out about as predicted with its ripe but wonderfully fresh, complex and elegant aromas of green apple, citrus and wet stone. There is an intense minerality to the broad-shouldered and overtly powerful flavors that brim with dry extract on the impressively concentrated and palate coating finish that seems to go on and on. To be sure this is a big wine and the ripeness and density of the 2005 vintage is very much present though at the same time the natural acidity of Corton-Charlemagne keeps everything in balance and focus. For my taste this has arrived at its apogee though it will certainly continue to hold if desired. In a word, terrific. *Don't miss!* Inner quote mark (9/2013)


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