I have visited this domaine
on the edge of the village of Pernand many times. There is true craftsmanship in the wines which are usually both fresh and succulent. The Corton-Charlemagne 2012 was the highlight of a blind-tasting in Puligny during the summer of 2017 and shone alongside a range of premiers crus from Meursault and Chassagne. Tasted at the 2016 en primeur Burgundy tasting hosted by Justerini & Brooks this Corton-Charlemagne 2016 has a white peach, green melon nose. It's really quite lovely to inhale. Medium plus weight which is a victory for a 2016 white Burgundy. There is a noticeable heat on the palate, good acidity, red apple flavour and definitely a fresh style. This is a very good wine for the 2016 vintage which can be bought with confidence. It's not, however, a luxuriously rich Corton-Charlemagne to imbibe with lobster thermidor. Scores 79-83/100. This wine will set you back £900 per case of 12 bottles in bond which is £92.60 per bottle retail. Worth noting, I bought the (superior) 2015 Corton-Charlemagne direct from the domaine for approximately 55 euros... ergo
my point about not buying 2016 Burgundies
. Photo shows Mitch Sedgwick hard at work in the Rollin cave on our November 2016 visit.
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