Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016, Domaine de Montille
A second white wine from Domaine de Montille tasted at the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy en primeur event. This Corton-Charlemagne has a herbaceous nose, sweet oregano, lemon sherbert and Granny Smith apple. There is nothing incorrect nor is it immediately appealing. All fresh without having any engaging ripeness. The palate contrasts with this green nose offering softer melon and pear fruit with mineral underpinnings. There's a lack of richness that one hopes for from a Corton-Charlemagne. Leaves a question mark hanging over the future prospects for the wine. Scores 73-80/100 which is low for a Corton-Charlemagne and reflects the challenges of the 2016 vintage. Unfortunately for your humble imbiber this costs £1,060 per case of 12 bottles in bond which is a whopping £108.60 per bottle retail.