Sunday, November 27, 2016

Corton Grand Cru "Bressandes" 2012, Comte Senard

The last wine we tasted at the domaine, this more youthful Corton grand cru shows lots of promise. Aged 30% in new oak barrels, there is a lovely ripe plum and cherry nose with just the right amount of oak vanillins and white pepper. Good ripe pinot berry fruit on the palate with more elegance than some of the foursquare Corton wines. Nevertheless, this is still a masculine wine with plenty of structure and requires another 3 years to be sufficiently evolved to merit opening this pricey bottle. Scores 22-25/30 for a Corton grand cru. Only time will tell if the complexity will come through but the other more mature wines from the domaine point to very successful maturation.

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