Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne 2006
"An expressive nose of green apple and lightly spiced pear introduces round, minerally and moderately intense flavors that possess obvious minerality though here the finish is edgy to the point of being intrusive and while it may round out with time in bottle, at the moment the lemony acid bite is aggressive. My score offers the benefit of the doubt. On the plus side, there is excellent persistence."*-- burghound.com*
External Reviews for Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne
Intense aromas of lemon verbena, mineral and spice are followed by lemon, peach and stone flavors. Young and racy, with fine intensity that builds on the palate. This has terrific energy, along with a dry, flinty feel on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Great clarity to the aromas of lime and menthol. Opulent and solid but backward and dry, with an almost metallic quality to the pineapple and stone flavors. This youthfully strict wine is like sucking on a mouthful of rocks now. Finishes subtle and very long.
Girardin has the luxury of fielding two bottlings of 2006 Corton Charlemagne. This first hails from lower-elevation parcels in all three communes that share this grand cru. Lemon, lime, and overt stone and chalk dominate the nose and palate here, and the sheer finishing refreshment of citrus helps ward off the hint of warmth and keep the mineral cast from rendering this impressively-concentrated wine too austere. Still, this will demand some patience, and should cellar well for at least 6andndash;8 years.
Full yellow with a golden tinge. Exotic aromas of apricot, honey, vanilla and nutty oak, with suggestions of dried fruits. Big, round and rich; very ripe and thick for Corton-Charlemagne and a bit unrefined in comparison to Girardinandrsquo;s 2007 grand crus. But thereandrsquo;s also excellent energy and lift and a very long finish.