Rinser! NB vintage: 2010 – from half bottle. Parcel swapped with P Bize. From the Pernand side, en Charlemagne. Faces west – very cool. Already picked quite late and didn’t dare wait any longer. Very very firm and citrus. Pretty tight and fresh. Tight. Very youthful. Masses of acidity. Austere – very Pernand.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2025
Robert Parker 94
The 2010 Corton-Charlemagne is struck through with spine-tingling minerality on the nose – tangible limestone, almost flint-like aromas. The palate offers fabulous balance with hints of white chocolate on the entry, but it is an unapologetic stripped-down no-frills, take it or leave it Corton-Charlemagne. It has a steely citric edge and a Zen-like finish that only begins to unfurl after 20 minutes in the glass. Superb – but not one for those who like more flamboyant Corton-Charlemagnes. Tasted February 2013.