Robert Parker 94
Fleshy and gourmand, the 2018 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru evokes peonies, rose petals, red berries, cherries and loamy soil. Full-bodied, layered and velvety, it’s sumptuous and enveloping, with an ample core of pure, succulent fruit framed by lively acids and powdery tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055
Moderate wood and a touch of menthol can be found on the notably ripe aromas of plum, violet, earth, game and a hint of smoke character. There is excellent richness, volume and mid-palate concentration to the powerful and firmly structured flavors where the finish is long though mildly sweet. Like the Vergelesses, I suspect that the sweetness will eventually dissipate with age.