Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008, Patrick Javillier
Tasted on a very warm evening in the rather too warm dining room of L'Aventure off the Abbey Road in London this Corton-Charlemagne was very pleasing to drink although suffered from premature oxidation in both colour and aroma. Very open on the nose, the Bourgoblog team identified marzipan, almonds, white peach, orange blossom and a hint of madeira. Much fresher on the palate than the slightly premoxy nose would suggest, we enjoyed the pear and peach flavours which had depth and expressed a sense of luxe. More richesse than finesse. This Javillier offering scores 22-24/30 for a Corton-Charlemagne. We imagine the premox is the result of poor cellaring.