2006 Henri Boillot - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

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

BH 95   WA 94-95   IWC 91-94   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 95

(from Aloxe fruit) No review available

Drink Dates: 2014+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 31 Burghound Selection Don't miss

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94-95

Boillot boldly presented his 2006 Corton-Charlemagne after his rich grand crus from around Montrachet - presumably a measure of his confidence in its quality. Fresh lime, high-toned herbal distillates, kirsch, and brown spices in the nose lead to a cool, refreshing, herbal, chalky palate impression and a finish of incredible grip: chalky, saline, savory, and with faintly bitter hints of cherry pit. This is very Chablis-like, but in its striking mineral expression and its brightness, more like a super premier cru Chablis than a grand cru. Once again, Boillot has managed to capture an energy, concentration, and finishing penetration that are exceptional even by the standards of this outstanding vintage. I anticipate this being worth following for a dozen years, if not longer.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: David Schildknecht
Issue: 180

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91-94

(at the end of its malo) Ripe aromas of apple, pear and clove. Densely packed and tactile, with superb richness and concentration and a deep core of spice. Best today on the finish, which features soil-driven flavors of crushed stone and menthol. Not a particularly austere style of Corton-Charlemagne but this will be better for extended cellaring.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 134

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/13/2014

Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews
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346 bottles owned by 67 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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