HDH auction tasting at Tru; 5/13/2016-5/14/2016 (Chicago, IL): This is that waxy style of white Burgundy that I really don't like. A bit of stone fruit on the nose, but not much reduction at all -- there's almost a bit of white cherry on the nose too. The palate is quite ripe and waxy, and while there's a lot of acidity to be sure, it's not quite as dense and powerful as I'd expect from a grand cru.
Pale gold color. The nose on this is remarkable, in that it manages to be dense but airy simultaneously. Aromas of fresh tennis balls, fried fish, and dragon fruit, with some green floral notes and a pervasive but subtle smell of stone. The palate by comparison is light bodied and simplistic, showing mostly floral flavors. This has less of 2007's hallmark abundant acidity than I'd expect from a Grand Cru. I am afraid that Remington Norman's assertion that Corton Blanc seldom achieves better than Premier Cru quality is correct in this case. I'll try to finish my remaining bottles within three years, as this doesn't have the backbone to support the type of decade-plus maturation you'd expect from first class white Burgundy.
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