Corton André 2005 Le Château Pinot Noir (Aloxe-Corton)
This monopole (wholly-owned vineyard) is in the heart of the village of Aloxe-Corton. The 2005 is structured and wood-dominated at this stage; the dense fruit and the sweet, ripe, red berry acidity are waiting to develop into a wine that will be rich, smooth and velvety. Give it 6 years at least.
Corton André 2005 Chardonnay (Meursault)
A wide-open, creamy wine, with flavors of ripe apples. It is round, generous, full-bodied, only just touched by minerality and edged with wood. Drink over the next 2–3 years.