2020 Mallard Corton Marechaudes Grand cru

2020 Mallard Corton Marechaudes Grand cru



As we arrive to the trio of Corton wines here, the Marechaudes is always the most graceful, feminine example of the trio. Its purity, precision, and lift are plain stunning to me, the kind of archetypal example that one could only wish for. In style meets substance, with fine supporting tanning structure, this is poised for a fantastic evolution. A little * awarded here. (my note for the 2016)

“The 2021 Corton les Mar├ęchaudes Grand cru has a ripe nose with blackberry, raspberry coulis and light blood orange scents that are cohesive. The 70% whole bunches and two-thirds new oak are deftly enmeshed. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins and is delicately spiced with white pepper and thyme. This is very focused with a slightly brittle and persistent finish. Superb.” 92-94 Neil Martin

“Moderate wood influence again frames fresh, ripe and layered aromas of mostly wild black currant and warm earth with just a suggestion of the sauvage. There is a bit more size, weight and richness to the bigger-bodied yet reasonably refined flavors that conclude in a firm, youthfully austere and lingering finish. (91-94)/2032+” Allen Meadows

“Richer and more structured than its premier cru counterpart, the 2020 Corton Les Mar├ęchaudes Grand Cru reveals aromas of red berries, cherries, pomegranate and spices, framed by a discreet application of new oak. Full-bodied, ample and layered, it’s concentrated and tightly wound, with a deep core of fruit and plenty of ripe structuring tannin.” 93-95 William Kelley