I was unable to offer this the first time around, but with a bit of gentle coaxing, Michel indulged me and opened a bottle to taste. WOW. This is a stunningly good wine, fully of all of the hallmark food groups of a great Corton, albeit in 1er cru sized proportion. Allen’s note nails it pretty well, although I found it to be wonderfully harmonized between its sense of power meets finesse; granted, I tasted the wine almost two years later than Allen’s note, the few years in bottle allowing it to come together really really well. I’m pretty much certain that if he reviewed the wine in bottle rather than his projected barrel tasting score below (again, from two+ years ago), it would score at the high end+ of his range. Trust me, and get 3-6 bottles, and thank me later…..a little star * awarded here.
“More deeply pitched aromas are composed by notes of poached plum, freshly turned earth and plenty of forest floor elements. The rich, muscular and more powerful medium weight flavors culminate in a firm, rustic and sneaky long finish where the only nit is a whisper of warmth. This is a classic Valozières. (90-92)/2030+” ———-> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.