Attractively layered aromas of smoked Granny Smith apples, mineral reduction and white flowers are trimmed in mildly toasty oak. There is even better volume to the very punchy medium weight plus flavors that exhibit good power on the succulent, clean, moderately dry and sappy finale. This too would benefit from having better depth but that should progressively improve with time in bottle.
There are four barrels of the 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru this year. It is quite reserved on the nose, perhaps just missing a bit of Corton-Charlemagne “grunt”. I need to see a little more power. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, waxy in texture with touches of almond and hazelnut towards the finish. It gets better after a slowish start. Closure: Diam 30
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033