2003 Vincent Girardin - Corton-Charlemagne Quintessence 750ml

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2003 Vincent Girardin - Corton-Charlemagne Quintessence

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International Wine Cellar | 92-95

(from two parcels of 70-year-old vines that produced tiny grapes with deep yellow skins, according to Girardin) Inviting bright yellow color. Superripe aromas of yellow fruits. Fat and creamy, with extraordinary sweetness of fruit. Expands impressively in the mouth. Hugely full wine but not at all phenolic. As rich and smooth as this is, it's still more backward than the "regular" cuvee

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

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About This Producer


Styled by Vincent Girardin, these white wines display their quality in finesse, aromatic purity, and harmony between richness and vibrancy. Girardins red wines are profound and intense, balancing tannin and ripe fruit. Vincent Girardin started in 1982 with just two hectares of vineyards. After assuming responsibility for his father's vineyards and exhibiting uncanny business acumen, he turned Girardin into a flourishing Domaine (owned vineyards) and micro-negociant (purchased fruit) enterprise. The Domaine was originally based in Santenay, but in 2002 Girardin moved the operation to Meursault. This new cuverie is testimony to his dedication to skillfully melding traditional vineyard management with modern, efficient winemaking.


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