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2012 Pousse d'Or - Corton-Clos du Roi

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / ALOXE-CORTON
  • 90 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 75454-2012
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby-red. Sexy, soil-driven aromas of black raspberry, tobacco, minerals and earth. Sweeter and finer-grained than the Bressandes, showing a distinctly wild character to its raspberry, red cherry, mineral and earth flavors. Full, broad and intense, with lovely building length. The suave tannins spread out to coat the palate. Clearly better than the Bressandes in 2012.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Corton Clos du Roi from Domaine de la Pousse d'Or is showing a fair amount of new oak on the nose that needs another couple of years to be subsumed. The palate is medium-bodied with a strong saline entry, rounded in the mouth with plenty of extraction, though it requires more detail, more tension on the finish. It just seems rather heavy-handed at the moment although I suspect it will repay cellaring as that carapace of oak melts away.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Domaine Pousse d'Or stands as one of the most recognized names in Burgundy. Originally called Bousse d'Or—which translates to ‘Golden Earth’—this domaine has undergone tremendous change in recent decades. Under the direction of Gerard Potel for the past 30 years, the house has established its trademark style and quality. In 1997 it was purchased by Patrick Landanger, a successful electromechanical engineer, who began making improvements in both the vineyard and cellar. He built a new gravity-flow winery, and invested in state-of-the-art equipment. Since 1505 this domaine has been gracefully representing Volnay and it continues to do so today.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Paul Pernot,Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy,Domaine des Comtes Lafon

    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

    • 40 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors