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2010 Montille - Corton Clos du Roi

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON
  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 206220-2010
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (two-thirds vendange entier; 50% new oak; this and the subsequent wines were tasted from cask): Bright medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of candied cherry, spices and underbrush. Round, ripe and broad, with a medicinal reserve giving the wine a classically dry aspect. But the wine's red fruit flavors blow by the ripe, building tannins. Not at all a sweet style of Burgundy, but subtle, long and soil-inflected.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2010 Corton Clos du Roi graces the palate with exquisite depth and sheer purity. Layers of seamless fruit emerge from this sublime, totally refined wine. De Montille used two-thirds whole clusters and 50% new oak barrels, but none of that stands out. It is the superb depth and purity of the fruit that elevates the Clos du Roi to its lofty position. This really leaves a strong lasting impression. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 88 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors