I have always described this little known 1er cru as a Baby Corton, which is demonstrates in clear-as-a-bell fashion this year. It has a sense of chiseled precision that is just plain outstanding; one couldn’t create a more prefect “archetypal” example if you tried……another little * awarded here.
“The 2016 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru La Toppe au Vert offers vivid red cherries and black plums on the nose, quite focused yet maintaining refinement and poise. Blue fruits enter the fray with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little ferrous at first, fine grip in the mouth with chalky tannins on the finish that feels long and satisfying. This is a worthy follow-up to the superb 2015.” 91-93 Neil Martin
“The super-fresh nose reflects notes of red and dark currant, cherry, raspberry and a pretty whiff of spice. The sleek, intense and vibrant middle weight flavors possess good delineation and a lovely minerality that really comes up on the youthfully austere, highly complex and beautifully persistent finish. This is presently tightly wound and will also require at least a few years of bottle age to further flesh out. 91/2028+” Allan Meadows ————–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.