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96
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Bouchard Père & Fils 2011 Le Corton Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $115
This is powerful and rich, allowing just a note of freshness to creep into the firm structure. Dark tannins, black fruits and smoky wood flavors combine harmoniously, lending a sense of great power and long-term aging potential. Drink from 2019.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
95
points

Faiveley 2005 Clos des Cortons Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $195
One of Faiveley’s monopoles (wholly owned vineyards), Clos des Cortons makes powerful wines. That’s the case in 2005. This wine towers up, a strong edifice of tannins and big, black fruits. It has all the right elements coming into place, along with weight and some elegance.  — R.V.  (3/1/2008)
95
points

Bouchard Père & Fils 2003 Le Corton Pinot Noir (Corton)

  1. $100
This is a peacock of a wine, all show and panache. But underneath the fine aromas and flavors there is something more serious: power, generous juicy fruits and layers of tannin and acidity. The structure says long life—wait at least 5 years before even thinking about it. Imported by Clicquot Inc.  — R.V.  (9/1/2005)
94
points

Chanson Père et Fils 2011 Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $175
This is a powerful wine with complex structure, dense fruits and a solid texture. It’s dry, firm, dark and still very young. The core of the wine is still tannin, the black cherry fruit giving so much richness before the fresh acidity cuts in. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
94
points

Domaine des Croix 2011 La Vigne au Saint Pinot Noir (Corton)

  1. $129
A rich wine with great fruits as well as structure. It has the weight and great concentration of a grand cru selection. Plum fruits and acidity offer the potential for long aging. It’s powerful, while also showing elegance. Age for 6–8 years.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
94
points

Domaine Luc et Lise Pavelot 2011 Pinot Noir (Corton)

  1. $90
Still so young, the wine is tight at this stage. It has dark stone fruits and dense tannins along with a lightness of red berry fruits. Power and structure as well as a smoky character from 50% new wood aging.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
94
points

Domaine Faiveley 2010 Clos des Cortons Faiveley Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $215
It’s rare in Burgundy that a producer can add his name to a vineyard, but Faiveley’s tradition goes back at least a century. This is huge and dense; the notes of spice, sweet black plum and acidity are all comfortably balanced with the powerful tannic structure. This needs at least seven years of aging.  — R.V.  (11/1/2012)
94
points

Domaine Faiveley 2009 Clos des Cortons Faiveley Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $200
While the aroma has pronounced new wood characters, the palate is more subtle, emphasizing the powerful dark fruits, coffee note and sweet fruit tannins as much as wood. With a delicious, opulent full-bodied feel to it, this will age well over 5–6 years and more.  — R.V.  (12/31/2011)
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