"Bright and racy. Flavors of violets, forest berries with leather and earthy notes. On the palate, full red berries, red currant and exotic spices."
"Clear garnet red. bright red fruit notes-raspberries, red forest berries and cassis. On the palate open nit and accessible, with multiple layers of rich pinot fruit."
"Bouquet of griotte cherries, ripe strawberries, hint of silex ... in the mouth, sappy red fruit almost sweet, nice acidity, totally integrated tannins, and spicy."
Parcel: Les Coutieres, at the base of the Corton
“2012 Aloxe-Corton “La Coutière”: (to my knowledge Capitain is the only domaine to bottle an example of La Coutière in white though several others do so in red). This is generously wooded though not so much as to smother the ever-so-mildly exotic white and yellow fruit aromas. There is a light minerality to the supple and forward middle weight flavors that possess good detail on the somewhat nondescript flavors that possess only average depth and length. It’s possible that better complexity will develop with a few years in bottle but at present this is a bit compressed. 87/ 2015+”
Deep garnet red color with spices and red fruit perfume. Deep fruit with strawberries, ripe red raspberries with Frambroise and minerals. Broad, yet fresh and elegant with Violets, mild spice with a long, long finish.
2009 Corton - Les Grandes Lolières: A ripe nose of wild red fruit is laced with plum, spice and warm earth nuances. There is good if not exceptional richness to the medium-weight flavors. There is reasonably good length and the mouth feel is quite supple for a young Corton and is already drinking well though it will certainly continue to develop and hopefully add a bit more depth on both the nose and the palate.
89/2015+ Allen Meadows Burghound Issue 48, 4th Quarter 2012
Bright garnet color with a bouquet of bright red roses which fills the room. Seamless and supple, with mild licorice, strawberry elderberry with Vosne and Asian spices.
"Pretty and ripe yet attractively cool aromas of white flowers, citrus and pear give way to delicious, vibrant, round and lightly mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in a precise, persistent and solidly complex finish. Worth a look as this is quite good; indeed it would make a great choice for a house white that could age if desired."
‘Deep red ruby colour, a delicate fragrance of raspberries and blackberries. Medium-bodied, yet silky smooth with cherries, strawberries and light spice. Elegant.’ Patrice Capitain
Clear gold hue with light green highlights. Expressive bouquet of lemon/lime with a floral bouquet of white orchids. Racy and opulent, with a mouthful of white peach, honey and minerals.
Note: from a tiny 2.07ha 1er cru that is rarely seen, indeed as far as I know (Allen Meadows, Burghound), this vineyard is situated on the Pernard side, and is nestled within Les Lavières: the domaine holds .63ha of 40+ year old vines.
"Light ruby. Scents of wild raspberry, earth and a touch of iron give way to lighter weight, round and attractively vibrant flavors that despite suppleness, do not lack for authority. All wrapped in a solidly complex, balanced and persistent finish......Certainly satisfying and the delivery is lovely"
"Light nose of white flowers, light citrus, much more body, very concentrated (Sous-sol, argile, marnes bleus et coquilles Saint-Jacques) very concentrated taste, citrus with green apple and a long finish.” 92 Points! Cellar Tracker
2010 Clos de Vougeot
: (from 30+ year old vines located just across from Grand Echézeaux). Initially this is high-toned to the point of being almost simple and fruity yet there was an impressive transformation with air as the nose becomes notably more deeply pitched with spice and earth nuances becoming much more apparent on the ripe and pure red pinot fruit aromas. There same transformation occurred with the medium weight flavors as initially they were borderline fruit-driven and while the air doesn’t completely change that, it certainly helped as much more weight and complexity developed, particularly on the balanced and moderately long finish. This is one of those wines that is deceptive because it isn’t especially concentrated but the structure is well-integrated and thus it’s balanced and should probably age well despite being one of the lighter versions of 2010 Clos de Vougeot to come my way.
90/2017+ Allen Meadows Burgunhound Issue 48 4th Quarter 2012
“Discreet but not invisible wood frames very ripe and even mildly exotic fruit aromas that also reflect notes of wet stone and pear. There is good richness and a touch of sweetness to the round and relatively supple flavors ……. a great Corton-Charlemagne.”
89/2014+ Burghound, Issue # 48