2009 Corton Charlemagne Lucien Le Moine

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



The 2009 Corton-Charlemagne is a striking wine graced with tons of finesse in its understated fruit and sweet, floral notes. It shows gorgeous persistence and plenty of aromatic lift in a layered, subtle style that is highly appealing. The Corton-Charlemagne is made from vineyards in Pernand. Anticipated maturity: 2014+. ||This is another stunning set of wines from proprietors Mounir Saouma and Rotem Brakim. Saouma and Brakim practice some of the most risk-taking winemaking in Burgundy, especially with regards to elevage. The wines see extended aging on the lees with minimal sulfur. I tasted the 2009s in late June 2011. At the time the wines had never been racked. Readers should note that I accidentally omitted a number of wines from my reviews of the estate’s 2009 reds, in particular the wines from Vosne-Romanee. Those notes are now posted on the site. My tasting concluded with two wines served blind. These turned out to be two 2004 Meursaults. The first wine was made with a pneumatic press and aged with 4 liters of lees per barrel, the second wine was made with a mechanical press and went into barrel with 8 liters of lees. Both wines were aged 18 months and bottled by hand. As it turns out, wine #2 was considerably fresher and much more nuanced than wine #1. Wine Advocate.September, 2011


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