2004 Vincent Girardin - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

IWC 93(+?)   JR 17.5  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

($101; according to Girardin, all these '04s were racked without air at the end of August, 2005, then returned to used barrels with their lees until they were assembled in tank for three weeks prior to being bottled in March of 2006, fined but not filtered) Pale yellow. Aromas of mirabelle, nutmeg, candied ginger, and spicy, vanillin oak. Tight, taut and penetrating, with a powerful structure and very firm acidity suggesting that this grand cru will need at least five to seven years of aging. The '05 version is much easier and sweeter in comparison, but this is chewy, powerful and gripping, not to mention elegant. Finishes very long, with notes of mint and wet stone.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 128

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

1. Full and rich. Lively and nerveux. Maybe Les Combettes is even better value? But it tastes of Corton-Charlemagne. Correct, rather than exciting, on the nose. Though there is very good depth of flavour. Very full and quite expressive. Slightly Marks & Spencer version.

Drink Dates: 2009-2017
Author: Jancis Robinson

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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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