Chandon de Briailles Corton-Marechaudes 2016Regular price $199.99
On the lower mid-slope, under the Corton Bressandes and beside the Corton Vergennes, it is shallow limestone terroir facing due east and offers early ripening.
Much elegance is found in this wine which has the particularity of being suitable for tasting young. Said to be feminine for its finesse and freshness but also for its soft structure and velvety texture.
Even if it is tempting to drink it in its 3rd or 4th year, it is preferable to keep it 8 to 15 years.
Vinous 90-93 points, January 2018
"Healthy dark red. Very ripe, tangy, alluring aromas of black raspberry, licorice, spices and black pepper lifted by a delicate floral element. Wonderfully fine-grained, savory and vibrant, with intense berry fruit energized by saline minerality. An elegantly styled Corton grand cru with terrific definition but no shortage of richness. Finishes vibrant and long, with harmonious, smooth tannins." (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound 90-92 Points, April 2018
"A spicy and notably ripe nose flashes notes of violet and liqueur-like black cherry aromas. The rich, round and delicious medium weight flavors possess fine density if not much refinement on the attractively complex and sneaky long finish."