2019 Corton Blanc Grand Cru, Chandon de Briailles

This is a blend of grapes from Corton-Bressandes and Corton-Chaumes. It always displays an abundance of white fruit aromas, complemented by the little hint of vanilla and spice from the oak.

Critic score
91/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£121.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£728.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Bio-Dynamic
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2019 Corton Blanc Grand Cru, Chandon de Briailles

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Corton Blanc Grand Cru has fine intensity on a nose of crushed rock mixed with yellow flower and light petrolly aromas. The palate is well balanced with a honeyed-textured opening. Moderate acidity here, building nicely in the mouth but not quite "kicking on" toward the finish due to some reduction. It should come around in the end.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(90—92)/100
Domaine Chandon de Briailles

This beautiful house constructed between 1690 and 1705 has been home to the de Nicolay family since 1834. Current incumbent Claude, frequently flanked by her lovely dogs (one adorably called Darling!), creates elegant wines from appellations sometimes known for their more bucolic styles. Farmed biodynamically since 2005, this is a set of wines that punch well above their weight.

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