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2011 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

The palate has perfect acidity and subtle spicy notes on the entry: hints of lime flower, citrus lemon & a subtle note of mandarin coming through with aeration. Is exhibits balletic poise on the finish...a sensational Corton-Charlemagne...

95Burghound.com

There is excellent concentration to the broad-shouldered and moderately powerful flavors that possess a caressing mouth feel on the mid-palate yet the hugely long and pungently stony finish is borderline painfully intense.

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Very tight nose hints at lemon, crushed stone & a discreet leesy quality. Then surprisingly more open-knit on the palate but still penetrating, powerful and brisk. Finishes with an almost tannic quality and a lingering hint of mirabelle.

18Jancis Robinson

Heady, convincing nose. Very rich and electric. Dense, lively and vibrant. Savoury and dry...Lemon oil on the finish.

REGION

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