Edmond Cornu Aloxe-Corton Vieille Vigne 2011

Situated on the east side of the Corton hill, Ladoix-Serrigny is one of three communes that produce both reds and whites entitled to the Corton grand Cru appellation. While Aloxe-Corton has the largest Grand Cru vineyard land by far almost equally divided between Corton-Charlemagne and the lions share of the great red Crus, Ladoix shouldn’t be overlooked. The great Corton-Rognet site lies entirely within Ladoix

I’ve been following this domaine for many years having had older bottles from the 70’s and 80’s over the last 15 years or so, mainly in Burgundy, with great memories. This is an exceptionally dense and complex Premier Cru that has more of the depth and length of Corton than most Premier Crus in this neighborhood and I find it to be head and shoulders above all but the very top Savignys like Dominodes and Guettes from Pavelot and much less expensive to boot. This is also a very rare bottling with less than 50 cases usually imported to the US. If you like the purity of the big reds from Dubreuil-Fontaine for example, you’ll love these. 

This is deep, dark red fruited pinot with the slightly sauvage character common to the best Cortons with a full, punchy mid palate and excellent length. This is fairly tannic wine to be sure but that’s to be expected in this vintage from this terroir. Good but not shrill acidity. Actually an enjoyable drink now but long life ahead of it. 

Type: France

Vendor: Eno Fine Wine

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