Robert Parker 95
The 2018 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru is showing beautifully, offering up aromas of wild berries, orange rind, oriental spices, peonies and sweet soil tones. Full-bodied, layered and perfumed, it’s velvety and mineral, with a multidimensional core, fine tannins and a long, lively finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Notably ripe yet still fresh and pretty aromas speak of liqueur-like dark berry fruit, earth, game and a floral top note, all of which is trimmed in touches of wood toast and menthol. I very much like the underlying sense of tension present on the more refined but still sizeable big-bodied flavors that are somewhat less muscular while still offering plenty of power and punch on the firm, serious and impressively long finish.