This white needs a few minutes of air to coax out the lemon, apple, floral, spice and stone flavors. The oak is nicely integrated. Though linear and steely, it remains intense and long, with excellent balance and length.
The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is rich, textured and wonderfully inviting. Dried pear, chamomile, yellow flowers, tangerine oil and light tropical accents infuse the 2018 with notable character. Readers will find a Corton-Charlemagne that offers a level of textural richness and oiliness that are not often found in Corton-Charlemagne. Bright saline notes appear with a bit of aeration, but the 2018 is mostly a wine that emphasizes showiness and allure. There is plenty of both.