Jean Chartron Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 29-Apr-2013
Fruit from 0.08 ha of vines, 29 y.o., from ‘La Charlemagne’ fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 40% new barrels. An average of 600 bottles produced annually. Bright, light golden hued straw-yellow colour. The aromatics are very concentrated with densely packed steel-infused white floral and spicy citrus fruit notes, along with a fine, penetrating core of complex mineral, nut and citrus fruit intricacies. Medium-full bodied, this is tightly bound but clearly concentrated with steel, mineral, citrus and flinty flavours. This palate is slender in proportion, with a degree of stylish restraint, but possesses real underlying power. The mouthfeel is slippery with fresh acidity, but very dry, with purity and cut. Extremely fine featured, power and steel carry the flavours to a very long and sustained finish. This is classic Corton-Charlemagne with power and steeliness. This will develop over the next 8-10+ years. 19.0+/20 Apr 2013 RRP $235.00

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