Jasper Morris 90-94
More crimson than purple, with a lifted nose with strawberry smoky notes from 50% whole bunch. Very pretty indeed. Let’s see if there is enough depth on the palate for grand cru. Yes, there is a delicious weight of cherry and strawberry fruit in the middle with an infusion of white pepper, but nothing dry on the finish. 4 stars if you like whole clusters, three if not. Drink from 2027-2032. Tasted: November 2022
The 2021 Le Corton Grand Cru, matured with 50% stems, has a delightful nose with cracked black pepper and thyme infusing the dark berry fruit, a little broody in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a little conservative perhaps, straightlaced with brown spices towards the finish. Fine, yet missing a bit of pizzazz.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2042