Domaine Bruno Clair, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 1999

Domaine Bruno Clair, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1999

Pale gold color.  Ripe and quite oaky on the nose: an oak-based pain grillé and a baked citrus notes.  With time the oak fades and the pineapple fruit comes more to the fore, a little caramel to boot.  Good length and balance, even a coconut laden finish which makes for added interest.  But the ’99 at this point lacks the volume, complexity, class and intensity of this grand cru.  Good merely.  And these were much better three years ago on its 10th birthday.  Youngish vines? Now – 2015.

Domaine Bruno Clair, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1999 #1

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