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2020 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton-Perrieres Grand Cru
Among the various vineyards owned by Dubreuil-Fontaine, it's the parcels in the famed Corton grand cru that are cherished most. In addition to their 0.7ha of Chardonnay planted in En Charlemagne, their Pinot Noir is planted in the prime lieu-dits of Clos du Roi at the top of the Corton hill, to its south-east in les Bressandes, and to the south in les Perrières. Clos du Roi is perhaps the most complete of the trio, with glorious weight of fruit married to significant structure. Bressandes meanwhile is for many their favourite, a giving and generous expression yet it retains sufficient character to differentiate itself in the range. Lastly les Perrières has a more free-draining, stony soil tending to a finer expression of Corton, though as with all of these wines it can be very long lived.
Enough wood to remark upon sets off ripe yet cool aromas of black cherry liqueur, newly turned earth and a whiff of smoked game. There is excellent verve and detail to the surprisingly fine and appealingly textured larger-scaled flavors that possess focused power on the firm, youthfully austere and impressively persistent finale. Drink through 2032+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2020 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru has quite an intense bouquet with blackberry, briary and crushed violet scents, the 35-40% new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, but this is very well balanced, quite polished in style with a touch of maraschino cherry and blood orange on the finish. Excellent. Drink 2025-2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
This has been racked. Full deep crimson colour, the nose is sturdy but not brutal nor too ripe. Fills out the mouth well, not too dry behind. Slightly sombre throughout but not rugged.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy