2004 Domaine Louis Jadot (Heritiers) Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

SKU #1160234 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark An intense, powerful wine, which speaks of the importance of the Corton Charlemagne vineyard and also justifies it. It is smooth and creamy, concentrated white fruits to go with an solid structure that promises great aging. (RV) Inner quote mark (2/2007)

94 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Singular nose combines baked bread, honey, petrol and porcini, all lifted by a violety topnote; this reminded me of a great vintage of Chablis Les Clos. Then rich, ripe and pliant, even fat for Corton-Charlemagne, combining great palate-coating breadth and an exhilarating sappy quality. Not at all austere, especially for young Corton from a vintage like 2004. In fact, this is shockingly tastable today. If anything, this broadens out on the back end, finishing with an uncanny clinging quality. Note that Jacques Lardiere vinified all five of these grand crus, but only this one and the Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles are from domain vines. The Demoiselles is more flowers and powdered stone, while this is more metallic in its mineral character. (ST) Inner quote mark (9/2006)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A warm, rich white, reminiscent of almond and vanilla tones, with oak accents framing the apple and mineral flavors. Tightly wound now, it needs time to open and become knit. Fine, expansive finish. *Collectibles* (BS) Inner quote mark (9/2006)

93 points Burghound

Outer quote mark A background touch of pain grillé highlights green apple and spiced pear aromas that precede massively rich, intense and sleekly muscled full-bodied flavors that display almost painfully pungent minerality and a strikingly punchy finish. This isn't quite as classy as the very best in the range but this is a huge wine that retains near perfect balance. I've had some genuinely great vintages of this appellation chez Jadot and the 2004 could challenge them. *Don't Miss!* Inner quote mark (7/2006)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Initially tight with hints of marzipan and pear, this silky wine opens to distinctly Corton-Charlemagne scents of fresh wheat. Oak char emphasizes the rich texture, the chalky flavors remaining closed off for now. Check on this ten years from the vintage, when it should be ready for lobster grilled with ginger and butter. Inner quote mark (4/2007)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark While being true to the Grand Cru, it has a certain admirable tension to it. Lovely purity. There is a beginning, middle and finish to this wine. Hazelnuts and depth. Although amazingly, you could drink this already! (JR) 18/20 Inner quote mark (2/2006)

K&L Notes

92-94 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A steely, appley nose with very good definition. Wet pavement, granite. The palate again has wonderful balance, apple with a hint of wild strawberry and citrus fruits. Very cohesive and Puligny-like in style. Superb." (02/2006)

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