Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2007
After the ravages of the phylloxera aphid at the end of the 19th century it was the Latour family that took the now-celebrated decision to replace the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines with Chardonnay.
After the ravages of the phylloxera aphid at the end of the 19th century it was the Latour family that took the now-celebrated decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and to replace them with Chardonnay. The vineyard of Corton-Charlemagne is situated in the prime area of the hillside of Corton where its southeasterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.
With a beautiful golden color, Corton-Charlemagne 2007 displays a lovely nose of fresh almonds and toasted notes. A full wine that is very powerful and balanced. The toasted notes and almond flavors characterize the palate. Very beautiful length for this exceptional wine.
Burghound 93 points: A toasty, expressive and highly complex nose of pain grillé, green fruit and dried rose petal leads to rich, full, well-muscled and impressively intense full-bodied flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that really coats the mouth on the long and serious finish. This is very Corton-Charlemagne in character and one that should reward mid-term cellaring.