Domaine Vincent Girardin, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000

Girardin CC 2000 #2

A luminous lemon yellow, hints of emerald.  Saucy, lavish, boulangerie nose: your usual Girardin toast has mellowed into sumptuous biscuit and brioche.  A vanilla custard texture, ripe and resplendent, a crème anglaise of pear pastry, empire apple and singed hazelnut.  Lacy acidity but a modest minerality so it’s missing the layers of information and expressiveness one might expect of this grand cru.  We think Vincent may have overdid his battonage in ’00.  A juicy Corton Charlemagne. Drink soon.

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