2016 Domaine Bruno Clavelier Corton le Rognet
Pinot Noir - 1.5L
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • BH 94
  • VN 93

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Reg: $495.00

$467.00

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, July 2019
A vibrant, succulent red, this delivers intense flavors of red currant, wild cherry and violet, with undertones of stone and loam. Balanced and well-defined, showing a long, stone-infused finish. Best from 2021... A vibrant, succulent red, this delivers intense flavors of red currant, wild cherry and violet, with undertones of stone and loam. Balanced and well-defined, showing a long, stone-infused finish. Best from 2021 through 2042. From France.—B.S. Senior editor Bruce Sanderson says: “When visiting Bruno Clavelier, the first thing he shows you is his rock collection. As you taste through the wines, he describes the underlying geology and soil of each climat and how it gives each wine a distinctive profile. Clavelier, a former rugby player, inherited the vineyard holdings from his grandfather in 1987. Chemicals had never been used and he continued farming organically, now working biodynamically. His wines show a slightly macerated character to the fruit, yet remain pure and true to the different sites. He describes his Corton Le Rognet, the only Côte de Beaune wine in the range, as more harmonious than most Cortons.”
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(92-94) The 2016 Corton le Rognet Grand Cru has a wonderful, vibrant bouquet with perfumed wild strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas, wilted rose petals and just a hint of sous bois. This is very detailed and precise... (92-94) The 2016 Corton le Rognet Grand Cru has a wonderful, vibrant bouquet with perfumed wild strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas, wilted rose petals and just a hint of sous bois. This is very detailed and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin on the entry, but the concentration is delivered on the back palate—a firm grip, this Corton becoming more and more masculine toward the finish and then quite saline on the aftertaste. Excellent. -Neal Martin
BH 94
Burghound, January 2018
(91-94) This is reduced to the point of revealing nothing aromatically. Otherwise there is excellent size, weight and mid-palate concentration on the big-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that coat the mouth with dry... (91-94) This is reduced to the point of revealing nothing aromatically. Otherwise there is excellent size, weight and mid-palate concentration on the big-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that coat the mouth with dry extract on the very firmly structured finish. This is a substantially-scaled wine that is classic Corton in every respect.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2018
(91-93) (13.5% alcohol; from what Clavelier describes as soft calcaire): Bright medium red. Very complex, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, cherry, flint, fig, peony and rose petal. Not at all an austere style of Corton... (91-93) (13.5% alcohol; from what Clavelier describes as soft calcaire): Bright medium red. Very complex, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, cherry, flint, fig, peony and rose petal. Not at all an austere style of Corton, conveying a fine-grained texture and an element of wildness to its red fruit and peony flavors. The plushest, sweetest and most voluminous of this 2016 collection, finishing with lovely lingering fruits and flowers. This wine has a long track record for being seductive and harmonious early on in the warm vintages--but does this 2016 have a hidden dimension?- ST
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork