Decanter 95 - Opulent and serious with many layers and a brocade of apricot and peaches garnished with smoke and yoghurt; oak tannins, toast and smoke join on the sustained finish. A classy, superb food style.
Wine Enthusiast 94 - Properly opulent, this is a generous, subtly wood-aged wine. Ripe apricot and peach fruits are shot through with crisp apple. The wood and the rich fruits give this structured wine a warm character. It is still young, of course. Drink from 2023.
Wine Advocate 90 - The 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, under the Domaine du Pavillon label, has a soft, slightly muffled bouquet of apricot blossom, lime and a touch of acacia. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, moderate weight in the mouth, but it feels a little simplistic towards the linear finish, needs more weight and ”gras” character to come through. Let’s see how it performs once in bottle.
With an attractive pale golden robe embellished with green reflections, our Corton Charlemagne takes on more amber yellow shades with aging. Of infinite delicateness, the bouquet expresses buttery notes, oven-baked apple, citrus fruit, pineapple, limewood, juniper, cinnamon and flint. Hints of honey are also frequent. The concentration, distinction and balance of the chardonnay here is pleasantly surprising. The finale is complex and intense.