Domaine de Montille Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru

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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2021
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Pinot Noir
  •   2018

Tasting at de Montille is always an education as the opportunity to sample across the Cote d’Or, the domaine’s consistently top class reds and whites, gives an unrivalled perspective on the quality and style of the vintage, accompanied by Brian Sieve’s typically measured appraisal. Only marginally affected by the frosts of 2016 and 2017, the domaine has enjoyed fairly homogeneous yields across the last three vintages. Great fruit set and warmer evenings but not the relentless heat that affected some sites established the tone for the domaine’s wines, and as ever, Brian is strict about picking based on the acidity profile of the grapes, which has ensured balanced wines with the correct pH and alcohol levels under 13.3%. Elegance, focus and energy epitomise the domaine’s wines and they were a pleasure to taste as always.

(NB - We spent even longer at the domaine this year as Etienne and Brian had agreed to complete the élevage of the barrels of Hospice de Beaune 2019 wines we hoped to buy at the forthcoming auction for our syndicate members. As experienced tasters of the Hospice wines, they also had useful advice on preferred cuvées, which was another factor in our choices. We later bid successfully on the barrels we wanted (Pommard 1er Cru and a rather fantastic Meursault) and they will be making their way to de Montille for completion…)

Typically two thirds whole bunch and seeing 50% new oak (the highest percentage of any wines from the domaine), Clos du Roi has a deep, inky, opulent nose, brimming with ripeness and oriental spice. Peppery, almost Syrah like, with bright cherry and good power. Rich, peppery red plums, plenty of dry extract and rich, expansive savoury tannins, one to keep, but showing impressive energy, and a vivacious, sophisticated finish which demonstrates the heights to which Corton can rise in 2018. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru includes two-thirds whole bunch this year and that is very well integrated into the blackberry and raspberry fruit. There is fine detail here. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, quite focused and full of tension with a detailed, saline, white pepper tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. Recommended. 92-94/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

93/100, Tim Atkin MW

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2018
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

Domaine de Montille

A 75% Premier/Grand Crus Domaine

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