This is sexy sexy Corton, in a red frutied, savory, and mineral vein, from a portion of the hill that only became elevated to Grand cru status in 2001. I think that it is terrific, if perhaps to be overlooked due to the Gevrey vs Aloxe recognition of the house. As always, Corton continues to fly below the radar as the last bastion of affordable red Grand crus in the Côte d’Or. A little star * awarded here.
“The 2021 Corton Les Grandes Lolières Grand Cru, matured in two-thirds new oak, has a lovely, open-knit and expressive bouquet with fragrant red berry fruit, wild hedgerow and rose petal scents – very seductive and more Côte de Nuits in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. Fresh and vibrant, the oakly is neatly integrated with a slightly candied finish. Perhaps a little more “modern” in style, yet this is, undeniably, deftly crafted.” 91-93 Neil Martin
“(from a .31 ha holding of 60+ year old vines). Moderate wood can be found on the ripe aromas of mostly plum and black currant with background hints of earth and the sauvage. There is again very good volume and solid concentration to the tautly muscular larger-scaled flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract on the youthfully austere, compact and firm finale. This well-made effort use better depth, which should reasonably occur. (90-93)/2031+” Allen Meadows
“Another success is the 2019 Corton Grand Cru Grandes Lolières, a full-bodied, muscular wine that’s one of the more primary, slow-evolving cuvées in the cellar. Evocative of cherries, smoke, soil tones, cassis, spices and plums, it’s rich and layered, with lively acids and a deft patina of oak.” 93 William Kelley for the 2019, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE