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2009 Mallard Michel, Corton RenardesNov. 2011
I think I can re-use this bottle for weight-training – even after it is drained! Medium, medium-plus colour. There’s a faintly roasted red fruit note but overall the nose is rather fine. Across your tongue this is soft and reasonably silky with good depth of flavour. Very good length but overall I think it needs to be more engaging – this is the vintage vernacular, rather than the domaine.
2008 Brocard Stéphane, Corton RenardesApr. 2010
The aromas are less dark, more of a herbal mix with red fruits. Sticky ripe tannin is the first challenge, before the sweet fruit swamps it – an extra dimension of flavour here. This will certainly need cellar time, but it’s rather good.
2006 Parent, Corton RenardesJul. 2008
The aromatics are a little narrower than the preceding wines, but in the mouth it’s full, tannic, showing super acidity and real extension of the fruit before slowly dying in the finish. Clean and quite impressive.
2006 Parent, Corton RenardesApr. 2008
A wide, slightly wild and interesting nose. Full-packed with astringent tannin, and somewhere behind is the fruit – another wine for the (very) patient.
1991 Delarche Marius, Corton RenardesJul. 2003
Deep ruby colour showing just a little amber at the rim. The nose has deep, cooked black cherries and much soil and undergrowth. Still tannic with refreshing acidity, there is nicely concentrated fruit which finishes reasonably long, ending on a note of licorice. This is a rough, tough Corton – just how I like them, but is spoiled a little by a consistent astringency. Still pretty good though.
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