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2009 Louis Jadot Domaine des Heritiers Corton-Charlemagne

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

Hints of crushed rocks and slate appear on the mid-palate, propelling the wine towards a rich, explosive finish. The Corton-Charlemagne impresses for its dazzling purity and exceptional harmony.

95+ Stephen Tanzer

...offers extraordinary definition & verve for the vintage, showing superb acid cut to the flavors of lemon, crushed rock and menthol. The tactile aftertaste saturates the palate with citrus peel & wet stone. This should be long-lived.

92-94Burghound.com

...rich, powerful and very concentrated but not heavy or ponderous big-bodied flavors that ooze a fine minerality on the long, pure and balanced finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Nuts, smoke, tight apple. Very charming. Some nuts on the finish, big structure and powerful, tight knit concentration.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne is a historic appellation for Grand Cru Chardonnay in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy. The 129-acre vineyard falls within the boundaries of three communes, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny. According to Burgundian historians, the vineyard is named for Charlemagne, the 8th century ruler who conquered most of western Europe. Charlemagne enjoyed the red wine of Corton, but as he grew older his wife disliked the red wine stains in his white beard, so Charlemagne had white grapes planted in Corton. Today only Chardonnay is allowed to be planted in Corton-Charlemagne, and it is one of Burgundy's most celebrated appellations for Grand Cru white wine. The largest land owners are Louis Latour, with 24 acres; Bonneau du Martray, with 23 acres; and Bouchard Pere et Fils, 9.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.