2017 Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
The nose reveals oaky, fruity and floral notes. The palate is concentrated and well-balanced with excellent aromatic persistency. The rich aromas make this Grand Cru enjoyable in its youth although it only develops its full character after a few years of bottle age. An exceptional wine with depth and minerality.
Enough wood to merit mentioning sets off the overtly floral and citrus-suffused aromas that include notes of mineral reduction and quinine. The dense, intense and very serious broad-shouldered flavors are akin to rolling small rocks around the mouth before culminating in a driving and gorgeously complex finish that goes on and on. The Bâtard and BBM are both very good but there is another dimension of depth present here.