Robert Parker 93-95
“The 2016 Corton les Renardes Grand Cru had just a tiny bit of reduction on the nose, although underneath lies plenty of red berry fruit laced with woodland/autumn leaf aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very well balanced, the most elegant and sophisticated of Mallard’s Grand Crus with a wonderful saline finish that just keeps going and going. Give this 2 or 3 years for the nose to open, and you will have a stupendous Corton les Renardes.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2040
The 2016 Corton-Renardes Grand Cru has a bright, elegant and almost understated bouquet that delivers red cherry and crushed strawberry scents mixed with wet limestone and a touch of spice. It gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and finely-tuned acidity, smooth in texture with lovely red cherry, raspberry and allspice notes towards the harmonious finish. There is a completeness to this Corton that I appreciate. Excellent. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042