Knockout nose combines lime, pineapple, apple and wet stone; much more perfumed than the Perrieres. Then plush and very ripe but not at all roasted, with strong stony character and harmonious acidity giving verve to the wine’s expressive fruit flavors. I would not be surprised to see this wine close down in the bottle. Finishes broad and tactile, with terrific persistence. A star of the vintage.
Robert Parker 93
“The 2003 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is a baroque, gourmand white Burgundy, blossoming in the glass with aromas of peach, white chocolate, blanched almonds and toasted brioche. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, with comparatively low acidity but a certain succulence and energy that-remarkably-Coche’s 2003s didn’t show a few years ago. This Corton-Charlemagne’s atypical richness and textural extravagance makes it especially interesting to pair with richer dishes.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2023
Bright golden and with beautifully intense rich almond essence. Very winning and deeply throbbing fruit. Sweet finish. Tastes as though it has reached its apogee. None of the long termness and austerity of most other vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2014