Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016, Follin-Arbelet

The Domaine Follin-Arbelet, located in the pretty hamlet of Aloxe, is not one which I have ever visited; a situation which should be corrected in 2018. Tasted at the Justerini & Brooks en primeur 2016 Burgundy tasting this Corton-Charlemagne 2016 had an initial nose of banana bread followed by a touch of satsuma. An interesting combination to be sure and quite different from the lemon and lime dominated wines of Chassagne, Puligny and Meursault. On the palate there is good yellow tree fruit which is fresh, decent acidity and a clear underpinning of minerality. Good and enjoyable. As with other well-made 2016s the catch is the price: £1,060 for a case of 12 bottles in bond which is £108.60 for a single bottle retail. Ouch. Scores 76-82/100. 


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