Ranked #29 of 44 2012 Pinot Noir from Corton Maréchaudes Grand Cru
A youthful, almost New World style pinot. Intense, elegant, bright fruit aroma and flavour. Long, driving palate; tight, firm, big and bold with some caramel and vanilla touches. Full bodied. Long-term. (Re-appeared at the Avery Forum. Same score as last year)
Drink: 2017 to 2037
94 Points Robert Parker
The 2012 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru comes from 0.60-hectare of vine located just next to the Hospices’ vines. It has a more feminine, slightly more rounded bouquet compared to the Bressandes at the moment, the fruit leaning a little more to the red. The palate is very well balanced with a firm backbone. There is plenty of spice tinged black and red fruit with a generous sprinkle of white pepper over the long, tender finish. Excellent.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. December, 2013