2021 Michel Mallard Corton Renardes

2021 Michel Mallard Corton Renardes



As it typically is, my favorite of the trio of Corton wines, as it just has an extra dimension of complexity, a bit more savoriness and kiss of wild. This wine presents even more amplitude than the Rognet, with its fruit sappiness like some kind of magical essence of red cherry nectar. Absolutely undeniable class in a glass, a wine to load up on and thank me later, as Grand crus of this qualitative caliber at anything resembling this price are quickly becoming the things of fairy tale lore. A little * awarded here, a wine that I requested mags of on the spot…..Have I made myself clear…?? (my note for the 2016)

“The 2021 Corton Les Renardes Grand Cru bursts with aromas of exotic spices, red berries, plums, rose petals and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it’s seamless and vibrant, with beautifully refined tannins and an expansive finish.” 92-94 William Kelley

“The 2021 Corton Les Renardes Grand Cru, so frosted that there are just 5 barrels from .75 hectares, has an expressive bouquet with a little more fruit expression than the Mar├ęchaudes. The nose presents red plum and morello cherries and is quite minerally overall. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins and fine delineation. The wine is taut and fresh, thought is just doesn’t fully deliver the complexity on the finish. Nonetheless, this is a very likeable Corton.” 92-94 Neail Martin

“(from a .75 ha parcel). An attractively floral and spice-suffused nose offers up an array of red currant, plum and sauvage nuances. There is even better detail to the seductively textured and very punchy larger-bodied flavors that are also relatively refined on the youthfully austere, balanced and sneaky long finale. While this lovely effort will repay a decade plus of cellaring, it should also be reasonably approachable after only 5 to 7 years. (91-93)/2033+” Allen Meadows