Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009 - Maison Champy


This Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is an absolute beast. Being the only white Grand Cru of the house, it comes from a tiny parcel and gets the best care it deserves. Extremely fine wine and very well structured, it boasts impressive aromas of ripe white fruit, with a hint of toasted vanilla. Palate is nicely buttery with a long, deeply mineral finish. A huge complexity showing what a Grand Cru is.

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This Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is an absolute beast. Being the only white Grand Cru of the house, it comes from a tiny parcel and gets the best care it deserves. Extremely fine wine and very well structured, it boasts impressive aromas of ripe white fruit, with a hint of toasted vanilla. Palate is nicely buttery with a long, deeply mineral finish. A huge complexity showing what a Grand Cru is.

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Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Maison Champy
2009
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Burgundy
Dry white wine
Chardonnay
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
2 hours before
10-12°C
Scallops carpaccio, monkfish tajine, mature cheese
 
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Soil
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
40hl/ha
Manual
13%
9 to 12 months in oak barrels (30% new)
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What experts say  
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18/20 "Rather withheld on the nose – light notes of minerality and citrus stoniness. And yet there is also a fine blossom-like fragrance. Lean, carefully oaked, great purity and length. Great stuff with a long life ahead." (previous vintage)

  
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92/100 "Rich, laced with lemon, peach, apple and vanilla flavors. Juicy and harmonious, with a stony feel on the finish. Combines power and suppleness. Drink now through 2020." (previous vintage)

92/100 "A densely fruited and quite ripe nose features aromas of green fruit, in particular green apple, dried white flowers and citrus rind. There is excellent richness to the overtly muscular and full-bodied flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract while culminating in a mouth coating and impressively long finish. This is not a classically styled example as there isn't the firm acid spine but even so, this will require 6 to 8 years to reach its full potential." (previous vintage)

17/20

1* (Remarkable wine)

17.5/20

 

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Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009 - Maison Champy

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009 - Maison Champy

This Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is an absolute beast. Being the only white Grand Cru of the house, it comes from a tiny parcel and gets the best care it deserves. Extremely fine wine and very well structured, it boasts impressive aromas of ripe white fruit, with a hint of toasted vanilla. Palate is nicely buttery with a long, deeply mineral finish. A huge complexity showing what a Grand Cru is.