Pierre Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018

The Corton Charlemagne 2018 is a true beauty – this is a fine year for Corton it seems. The nose is fresh and vivid with quite some reduction at the moment. One-third new oak, and only 880 bottles made. This cuvée is from the Aloxe side of the hill, yet it’s very well balanced with plenty of grip and with a lovely acidity. The palate offers intense fruit and depth, with impressive length and lovely focus. This is a delightful Charlie in the making.