Hospices de Beaune (Jean-Marie de Champs), Corton Cuvée Doctor Peste Grand Cru 1989

Hospices Corton 1989

Twenty-five years on tasting.

Good color, mostly ruby, faded rim.  At first, a redolent Corton at full-maturity: sous-bois, enoki, blood, iron.  Then galvanic and focused, less organic, with éclat and depth: gently-sautéed raspberry and rôti.  Keeping good grip on itself.  Redeeming, mineralic detail at the end.  Generally speaking, the grand crus from ’89 can still be kept.   Now – 2017+.

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