2016 Chandon de Briailles Corton Bressandes
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WE 95
  • WA 94
  • VN 94
  • DC 94
  • JG 94
  • BH 93
  • WS 93

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In Stock: 13 btls
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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, January 2018
This wine currently is all about structure. It has power and weight as well as ripe jammy red fruits. The tannins and opulent fruit speaking to the wine's enormous potential. Drink from 2026.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2018
The 2016 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru is also showing extremely well, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, ripe plums, dark chocolate, dried flowers and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and velvety... The 2016 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru is also showing extremely well, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, ripe plums, dark chocolate, dried flowers and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and velvety, with a deep, layered core, succulent balancing acids and a long, intense and beautifully soil-driven finish. Cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare, this is an exceptional Bressandes that will be well worth seeking out.- WK
VN 94
Vinous, January 2018
(91-94) (a blend of four lots; the vines on the Aloxe side of the cru, on thin soil over mother rock, were seriously affected by frost while those on more clay-rich soil on the Ladoix side produced a normal crop; 80%... (91-94) (a blend of four lots; the vines on the Aloxe side of the cru, on thin soil over mother rock, were seriously affected by frost while those on more clay-rich soil on the Ladoix side produced a normal crop; 80% vendange entier): Bright red-ruby. Distinctly dark aromas of blackberry and cassis lifted by violet and mint nuances and complicated by a saline element. Ripe but classically dry, offering terrific density of texture as well as more thrust than the Maréchaudes. This wine is totally different in shape, finishing with broader, firmer, almost peppery tannins that dust the front teeth. Flavors of dark fruits and spices linger impressively. I suspect that this wine will need considerably longer cellaring than the Maréchaudes.-- ST
DC 94
Decanter, January 2018
The Corton-Bressandes was cropped at a fairly low yield of 22hl/ha in 2016 and fermented with 100% whole cluster fruit. The incipiently complex bouquet offers up notes of ripe plum, spice, bitter orange, dried flowers and... The Corton-Bressandes was cropped at a fairly low yield of 22hl/ha in 2016 and fermented with 100% whole cluster fruit. The incipiently complex bouquet offers up notes of ripe plum, spice, bitter orange, dried flowers and forest floor, followed on the palate by a full-bodied, richly structured wine with a deep core of fruit, supple tannins and a lovely sense of energy through the long and penetrating finish. The generous mid-palate of Bressandes is already expressive, and like the Maréchaudes this seems to be a relatively precocious rendition of this cuvée, which may be bottled after Christmas if it clarifies sufficiently, says de Nicolay. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/burgundy/chandon-de-briailles-corton-bressandes-grand-cru-2016-16775#xCzpxZLcXCdtx9mO.99
JG 94
View From The Cellar, November 2017
94+ The 2016 Bressandes from Chandon de Briailles was raised in twenty percent new oak in this vintage and, like all of the Maréchaudes, included eighty percent whole clusters in 2016. The wine is a stunning bottle... 94+ The 2016 Bressandes from Chandon de Briailles was raised in twenty percent new oak in this vintage and, like all of the Maréchaudes, included eighty percent whole clusters in 2016. The wine is a stunning bottle, delivering a pure and classic constellation of red and black cherries, pigeon, coffee, complex, stony soil tones, lovely spice elements and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with a sappy core, great transparency, fine-grained tannins and a long, poised and beautifully focused finish. A great Corton!
BH 93
Burghound, April 2018
(91-93) A slightly riper array of deeply pitched aromas includes notes of cassis, warm earth, game and soft spice wisps. The mouth feel of the moderately more concentrated flavors is finer as well with excellent richness... (91-93) A slightly riper array of deeply pitched aromas includes notes of cassis, warm earth, game and soft spice wisps. The mouth feel of the moderately more concentrated flavors is finer as well with excellent richness yet the balanced, long and mouth coating finish manages to retain a lovely sense of energy and delineation. This too should drink reasonably well young if desired.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2019
Dark and inviting, this red fills a lush texture with black cherry, blackberry, iron, tar and spice flavors. Dense and muscular, winding down with echoes of fruit and spice. Solidly built and well-proportioned. Best from... Dark and inviting, this red fills a lush texture with black cherry, blackberry, iron, tar and spice flavors. Dense and muscular, winding down with echoes of fruit and spice. Solidly built and well-proportioned. Best from 2023 through 2035. 312 cases made.–BS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork