As it typically is, my favorite of the trio of Corton wines, as it just has an extra dimension of complexity, a bit more savoriness and kiss of wild. This wine presents even more amplitude than the Rognet, with its fruit sappiness like some kind of magical essence of red cherry nectar. Absolutely undeniable class in a glass, a wine to load up on and thank me later, as Grand crus of this qualitative caliber at anything resembling this price are quickly becoming the things of fairy tale lore. A little * awarded here, a wine that I requested mags of on the spot…..Have I made myself clear…??
“The 2016 Corton les Renardes Grand Cru had just a tiny bit of reduction on the nose, although underneath lies plenty of red berry fruit laced with woodland/autumn leaf aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very well balanced, the most elegant and sophisticated of Mallard’s Grand Crus with a wonderful saline finish that just keeps going and going. Give this 2 or 3 years for the nose to open, and you will have a stupendous Corton les Renardes.” 93-95 Neil Martin
“(from a .75 ha parcel). A gentle hint of wood sets off even fresher if brooding and more animale, earth and floral-inflected aromas of ripe cassis and red cherry scents. There is a wonderful sense of verve to the overtly powerful, intense and well-muscled big-bodied flavors that culminate in a gorgeously persistent finish that offers excellent complexity and balance on the clearly built-to-age finish. 93/2033+” Allan Meadows