Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru 2015
This is the wine of the domaine with the lowest production and therefore unfortunately an extremely limited wine. Chandon has only a very small piece in this vineyard, which is often the best location on the Corton. Like the Bressandes, this Clos du Roi is first and foremost a wonderful expression of this fine, ballet-dance interpretation of a Corton that Chandon de Briailles cultivates as a house style. 2015 was the absolute charming year in Burgundy, the winegrowers here tend to call such years "American" because they are so mouth-filling, open and mature. The best wines have become giants, but extremely rich and almost wasteful. The wine shows this seductive perfume of deep, rich red fruit, only here there are also a few darker influences. Lots of sour cherry and sweet cherry, sloe, plum and a little bit of cassis. Chalk dust and shellfish shine through a limestone impression. Earthy, spicy undertones, undergrowth and the finest cocoa powder, multi-layered, complex and almost magically beautifully woven and harmonized. Long and worn, density without weight, but with immense concentration and density that could hardly be expressed more pleasantly on the palate. Gripping, firm but ultra-fine-pored tannin carpet in the reverberation. Wow, it really gets through, the power and the massive backbone of a Corton. But that combines so apparently effortlessly with this radiantly transparent, juicy fruit made of pure red and black cherry with sloe and currant influences, almost even a bit of sea buckthorn. A fruit expression and an impression as I love it. Powerful and immensely structured, but at the same time polished, fine, never lush or stressful, never tiring. Chandon's Cortons are among the largest that the Côte de Beaune has to offer in the red area. Please lock away in the basement for many years, better 10 to 15 years, in order to then rise to the sky of the finest, ultra-complex Burgundy sky.