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1981 Clavelier SA, Corton Clos RognetsMay. 2012
Magnum. A good medium-plus colour. The aromas have some mature leaf and a depth of brown-sugared fruit – rather nice, whatever it sounds like! Rather anonymous entry but then there’s a nice acidity and all of a sudden an impressive expansion of flavour that slows into the finish – it could even be a grand cru! Tannin seems an after-thought, the finish being rather sweet. Can I honestly say this is Corton? Nope, but I can say it is tasty mature wine with no faults – this is (was) a hit!
1993 Méo-Camuzet, Corton Clos RognetsNov. 2003
Deep colour – almost saturated – young looking too. The nose has the residuals from creamy, toasty oak, enough to hide the fruit at any rate. Extra silky, fat palate, showing a supremely long and creamy finish. Excellent acidity with medium tannins. This is an oaky and very civilised Corton for fans of Australian shiraz. Does it show typicité? – maybe not. Is it compelling wine? – of course it is!
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