2020 Michel Mallard Corton Rognet Grand cru

2020 Michel Mallard Corton Rognet Grand cru

$135.00

Just plain WOW. Rognet is always more concentrated with fuller body than the Marechaudes, which in ’16 is plain gorgeously, succulently so. Its sense of silky texture and oh-my-god purity, all delivered without any sense of excess weight is pure class in a glass to my taste. Again, an archetypal knock out of an example that will age brilliantly. A little * awarded here.
“The 2016 Corton le Rognet Grand Cru, which as slightly more whole cluster than the other red grand crus from Mallard, has more opulence than the Marechaudes but perhaps not quite the same degree of finesse and mineralit√©. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black fruit tinged with marmalade and licorice, bold in style but everything kept in check by the acidity. It feels very long on the finish, but I would like to see it evolve more grace.” 90-92 Neil Martin

“A very interesting nose is also brooding and only reluctantly exhibits hints of the exotic that include sandalwood and mandarin orange along with more typical notes of essence of red currant, earth, spice and ample floral influence. There is a wonderfully sleek texture to the impressively-scaled flavors that possess first-rate mid-palate concentration while delivering excellent persistence on the bitter cherry-inflected finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. One to consider provided you have the patience to cellar it for at least 6 to 8 years first. 92/2031+” Allan Meadows

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Just plain WOW. Rognet is always more concentrated with fuller body than the Marechaudes, which in ’16 is plain gorgeously, succulently so. Its sense of silky texture and oh-my-god purity, all delivered without any sense of excess weight is pure class in a glass to my taste. Again, an archetypal knock out of an example that will age brilliantly. A little * awarded here. (my note for the 2016)

“The 2020 Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru has a beguiling floral bouquet, a mixture of red and blue fruit laced with wilted violet and rose petals, perhaps the most mineral-driven of the three Grand Crus from Mallard. The palate is well-defined and structure, quite peppery thanks to the 75% whole bunch with an expansive finish. Watch it vie with the Les Renardes for supremacy.” 94-96 Neil Martin

“The king of the cellar is likely to be the 2020 Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru, a striking wine in the making that wafts from the glass with notions of red berries, rose petals, exotic spices and licorice. Full-bodied, layered and perfumed, its velvety attack segues into an ample core of concentrated, vibrant fruit, concluding with a long, aromatic finish.” 94-96 William Kelley

“Once again there is enough wood present to comment on framing the ripe and layered aromas of black raspberry coulis, poached plum and warm earth wisps. Here too there is excellent energy to the precise, muscular and stony large-scaled flavors that brim with dry extract on the firmly structured and compact finale. This built-to-age effort is decidedly muscular but not massive and a wine that should also amply repay extended cellaring. (92-94)/2035+” Allen Meadows

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