Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru from Olivier Leflaive is one of better examples from this vineyard, despite showing some reduction on the nose. Fortunately, there is no combined sulphur here, perhaps in some ways not distant from the Coche-Dury style. There is appreciable delineation and intensity within this Corton-Charlemagne, even though it will need a few years to fully integrate. The palate is fresh and crisp with plenty of lime and mineral notes, impressive weight in the mouth with a long, intense finish that delivers what you expect from a Corton-Charlemagne. This punches well above its showing just after bottling and constitutes a very well executed wine.
WA 92 pts