Opened by Allred at Adelle's with CWM and steve8. Lovely nose of citrus, honey and vanilla. Very surprised by the hit of oak on the palate, but it subsided over the course of the evening. Lemon oil and mineral with nice acidity. Probably my favorite white of the night.
Maybe I got lucky with this bottle. Smelled like buttered popcorn on opening, but with a little time I detected no premox, no flabbiness...just a lovely, soft bottle of spice, vanilla, and a touch of oak and minerals. Give me 10 more of these, but alas, I'm out. Love this. Merry Christmas to me!
This wine was fabulous with lanolin, lavendar, allspice on the nose and more of the same on the palate, very complete, rich, balanced, and elegant, better than the Murtray because of its age, subtle, charming, finesse on the palate and a lon, beautiful finsih. Bravo!
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(Girardin Vincent Corton-Charlemagne) Deeper yellow. The nose is dense and more obviously displays ripe fruit. In the mouth it’s well textured, even slightly oily, and suddenly widens to great effect in the mid-palate. A perfect wine for sipping alone - it just needs a little extra acidity to lift it to the next level - but finishes well.
(VINCENT GIRARDIN CORTON CHARLEMAGNE) #1; COLOR-golden; NOSE-very earthy; hint of limestone; beautiful buttered popcorn aspect (not over-the-top); very complex custard; waffles w/ apples; TASTE-Bringing the Thunder; enormous amount of flavor; loaded w/ pear & apple salad, intriguing maple component; a long, integrated finish; nice overall complexity; long finish; extremely heavy on the palate; this wine is Sensational; ST-91/94; GV-94+
(Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne) Pale lemon yellow color, but darker than the '05; light minerally and slightly oily nose; rich, good, tart citrus, grapefruit and lemon zest palate with some depth, but not likely to have a long life ahead; medium finish
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