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2017 Domaine de Montille Corton Clos du Roi

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

...complex nose of dark berry fruit mixed with touches of meat juice and spicebox, slightly musky, with neatly integrated oak. The poised palate offers grainy tannins, crisp and crunchy red berry fruit laced with orange peel, and gentle grip toward a finely proportioned finish that lingers beautifully. Bon vin.

93-94James Suckling

Very attractive sweet, ripe fruit with a fine array of red and violet flowers, as well as some briar and chalky, stony nuances. The palate delivers a strong core of powerfully dense tannins that carry long and even. This is regal, true to type and beautifully executed.

90-92The Wine Advocate

Aromas of sweet red berries, plums, spicy forest floor and dark chocolate...medium to full-bodied, incipiently velvety wine with tangy acids, powdery structuring tannins and a vibrant core of fruit.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Bright cherry red. Subtle but enchanting dark-red fruits on the nose. Pure and full of life. Delicate texture already, gentle and elegant yet very persistent with a long finish that is both fruit and mineral.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Le Corton

Corton is a Grand Cru vineyard for red wine within the Corton appellation. It is a long, slender, stony limestone site that wraps part way around the top slopes of Montagne de Corton, a hill that reaches to 1,150 feet. The 234-acre vineyard primarily faces south, west and east, and is sheltered by a windbreak of trees while also receiving excellent exposure to sun. Corton is the Cote de Beaune’s only red Grand Cru. The largest producers are Louis Latour, with 37.5 acres; Hospices de Beaune, with 16 acres; and D'Ardhuy, with 11.85 acres. The names of smaller vineyards within Corton are frequently added to the names of Corton wines, resulting in names such as Corton Les Renardes, Corton Les Chaumes, Corton les Perrieres, etc.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.