The 2016 Corton le Rognet Grand Cru has a wonderful, vibrant bouquet with perfumed wild strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas, wilted rose petals and just a hint of sous bois. This is very detailed and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin on the entry, but the concentration is delivered on the back palate—a firm grip, this Corton becoming more and more masculine toward the finish and then quite saline on the aftertaste. Excellent.
Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
Author: Neal Martin
Vinous | Rating: 93
(13.5% alcohol; from what Clavelier describes as soft calcaire): Bright medium red. Very complex, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, cherry, flint, fig, peony and rose petal. Not at all an austere style of Corton, conveying a fine-grained texture and an element of wildness to its red fruit and peony flavors. The plushest, sweetest and most voluminous of this 2016 collection, finishing with lovely lingering fruits and flowers. This wine has a long track record for being seductive and harmonious early on in the warm vintages--but does this 2016 have a hidden dimension?
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Jan 2018
James Suckling | Rating: 97
A very impressive, very powerful and seamless Grand Cru red. Aromas of earthy, red cherries and fresh, woody and sappy nuances. There is also a thread of fresh violet flowers and flashes of spicy oak, all combined to make a complex nose. The palate has raw power and really athletic tannins that push explosively out the finish. Impressive depth and drive with a red-cherry, red-plum stone tang. Wow factor is high here. Drink from 2023. For two decades at least.