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2005 Camille Giroud Corton Le Clos du Roi

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February 5, 2023 - $235



94Wine Spectator

Very pure, fresh and tasting of black currant, bilberry and wild berry, with beautifully integrated tannins and vibrant acidity...sappy. Saturates the palate on the lingering finish.

90-93Stephen Tanzer

Medicinal raspberry, menthol and sexy smoky oak on the nose...mixing flavors of red berries, spices and menthol...finishing firmly tannic and backward, with notes of menthol, spices and red licorice.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...lightly cooked and caramel-tinged black raspberry and plum as well as high-toned herbal notes, and comes onto the palate broad and beefy, with firm, fine tannins and a strong, chalk-inflicted finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Relatively pale, indistinct nose. Round and sweet though not heavy. Relatively refreshing in fact. Racy, lively, lacy.


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.


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.