Explosive Complexity, Ruthless Minerality: 2011 Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

Posted by Ian McFadden

Explosive Complexity, Ruthless Minerality
2011 Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne is one of the most captivating White Burgundies. Its richness walks lightly, on tiptoes, across the palate.

There is simply no other white wine like this on earth.

It's no surprise that Colin-Morey takes the regal framework of Corton-Charlemagne and introduces a shocking purity and a ruthless minerality.

Like everything at Colin-Morey, Corton-Charlemagne is a crystalline expression with an explosive complexity and rigorous detail.

Without a doubt, these are easily some of the most exciting White Burgundies out there.

A bright acidity pulsates through Colin-Morey's 2011s. And in the Corton-Charlemagne this acidity adds a cut and a beguiling fragrance to the grandeur that this Grand Cru offers. Think of an ultra-elegant and intense spine that carries notes of flowers, citrus, stone fruits and a profound minerality.

Colin-Morey's 2011s are just stunning. The Corton-Charlemagne tops the list when it comes to quality and value in the context of Colin-Morey's Grand Crus. It's a beautiful example of the finesse of 2011 with a riveting edge to it.

Pierre-Yves Colin's reputation has swelled over the past few years despite very modest quantities. People speak about Colin-Morey's wines in the same hushed way that they speak of Coche-Dury and Jean-Marc Roulot.

The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne highlights this both in terms of its sheer quality and the small amounts available. Like all of Colin-Morey's wines, it will likely disappear quickly.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Burghound: "A restrained if beautifully complex nose features notes of wet stone, Granny Smith apples, dried white flowers and a mix of primarily white orchard fruit scents, in particular pear. There is excellent concentration to the highly textured medium weight plus flavors that are imposing in their raw power and drive, all wrapped in an intensely mineral-driven finish that, like the Perrières, is borderline painful. Think patience here as plenty will be required before this is fully ready."