Aloxe-Corton 1er

2009 Mischief and Mayhem Aloxe-Corton 1er

By billn on November 18, 2011

From eighty year-old vines. The nose liberates nicely complex dark fruit. Full in the mouth, with understated tannin that still asserts itself with just a hint of ‘grab’. The tannin even grows a little in the finish, but it is a characterful addition to fruit that has more than one layer. Will be very good I think, but needs a little more patience than the Nuits.

2002 Ravaut Gaston et Pierre Aloxe-Corton 1er

By on March 01, 2006 #asides

Medium ruby-red. The nose starts deep, but is nicely round with complimentary high tones – quite pretty and fresh. The palate also has more than a hint of freshness, narrowly avoiding being ‘too fresh’! Tasty red fruit of reasonable length and benign tannins make this an interesting wine that just might be better in its youth than 5 or 8 years down the line. Enjoyed.

2002 Ravaut Gaston et Pierre Aloxe-Corton 1er

By on March 01, 2005 #asides

Medium cherry red to the rim. The nose is mainly red berry fruit as opposed to cherry. The palate is a medium bodied elegant red fruit expression, redcurrant and raspberry in the main – particularly intense in the mid-palate. The acidity is in the background, as are the finely grained tannins. Just a little creaminess to the finish too. Elegant and perfectly formed at a bargain price.

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