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Default 2009 Corton GC

For roasted pork fillet with roast potatoes and steamed mixed veggies, I
opened a 2009 Bouchard P.et F. Corton GC, 14%abv.
Hugh Johnson writes that the Corton GC is far too large and few
vineyards deserve the category for weight and structure, the rest being
softer reds. This bottle certainly proved it. It was very light with
barely any PN character and really merited an anonymous, Bourgogne
classification. This was a great disappointment given the price. I would
imagine Dale would give this a B- at best.

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Default 2009 Corton GC

On Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 5:33:55 PM UTC-5, Graham wrote:
For roasted pork fillet with roast potatoes and steamed mixed veggies, I
opened a 2009 Bouchard P.et F. Corton GC, 14%abv.
Hugh Johnson writes that the Corton GC is far too large and few
vineyards deserve the category for weight and structure, the rest being
softer reds. This bottle certainly proved it. It was very light with
barely any PN character and really merited an anonymous, Bourgogne
classification. This was a great disappointment given the price. I would
imagine Dale would give this a B- at best.


Sorry for your disappointment. Was this the Le Corton? All the sub plots in Corton make it confusing.
I confess to not really loving Bouchard, but have heard getting better (and have had stunning whites)
I think Corton is very variable, but the best ones need a lot of time (more than most GCs). But this doesn't sound like it will be one of those.
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On 2021-03-10 9:32 a.m., wrote:
On Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 5:33:55 PM UTC-5, Graham wrote:
For roasted pork fillet with roast potatoes and steamed mixed veggies, I
opened a 2009 Bouchard P.et F. Corton GC, 14%abv.
Hugh Johnson writes that the Corton GC is far too large and few
vineyards deserve the category for weight and structure, the rest being
softer reds. This bottle certainly proved it. It was very light with
barely any PN character and really merited an anonymous, Bourgogne
classification. This was a great disappointment given the price. I would
imagine Dale would give this a B- at best.


Sorry for your disappointment. Was this the Le Corton? All the sub plots in Corton make it confusing.
I confess to not really loving Bouchard, but have heard getting better (and have had stunning whites)
I think Corton is very variable, but the best ones need a lot of time (more than most GCs). But this doesn't sound like it will be one of those.

Yes it was Le Corton and it certainly didn't need more time in bottle. I
bought it on the recommendation of someone in a wineshop in Beaune, at
the end of a cycling holiday in 2013 with my b-i-l. We had cycled around
the Corton hill the previous day and rather than taking a chance at a
"dégustation et vente", I thought it wiser to buy on the advice of
someone with experience of the region. Perhaps if I had been willing to
pay more........
The Puligny-Montrachet "Champs-Gain" that I bought during the same
holiday was gorgeous, probably a B+/A- on your scale.
We are looking forward to a southern Rhone holiday when things open up.
It will be our 7th wine lovers' trip if it comes off.


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