A relatively new edition to the estate dating back to its first vintage in 2018, this is small 1er cru located in the southern most limit of Ladoix, but belonging to Aloxe Corton in appellation name. It neighbors Michel Mallard’s 1er Toppe au Vert to the north, and sits just below the Corton Grand cru les Grandes Lolières. Both Aloxe parcels (this and the Grand cru below) were acquired from Clémencer of Pommard, fwiw. This was quite convincing in its sense of red fruited depth and concentration, as well as it refined sense of broad structure and mineral underpinnings, very much in the spirit of baby Corton. I’d like it if the price were a bit less, but the new investment coupled with his prestige as a Gevrey based producer has this understandably, I suppose, priced higher. All things being relative, this delivers substance and style that is evidently worthy on the bigger Burgundy stage. But people ignore it because it is from Aloxe…….This is gorgeous.
“(from a .76 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). This is quite airy, indeed even perfumed, with its elegant and exceptionally pretty nose of essence of wild cherry, soft earth and a background hint of star anise. The polished, delicious and solidly concentrated middleweight flavors coat the palate with sappy dry extract that helps to buffer the lightly stony, austere and linear finish that displays excellent length. Lovely. (90-92)/2031+” Allen Meadows