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2014 - Philippe Pacalet Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
- Drinking Window:
- Cote de Beaune
- 93 AM
The iconoclastic Philippe Pacalet, who was for years the régisseur (estate manager) for Henri Roch of Domaine Prieuré-Roch, started his own négociant operation in 2001. He has moved operations from Gevrey to Nuits and now to Beaune and has installed himself in the old de Montille cellars near the railroad station, which are ice cold. For more detail on Pacalet's view of the 2014 vintage please see Issue 62 or the database. The whites were bottled without fining or filtration in November 2015. Pacalet also noted that because he expressly bottles with a high level of CO2 that he strongly advises decanting his wines in advance of serving them.
A notably more complex and distinctly cooler nose grudgingly offers up its ultra-fresh array of green apple, white flower, wet stone and grapefruit scents that are trimmed in subtle wood. There is excellent power and concentration to the very round but tension-filled broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent size, weight and punch before culminating in a clean, dry and youthfully austere finale. This should be excellent in time though note well that it's going to need at least 5 years and reward up to 10.