(2011 Vintage) The Corton Charlemagne 2011 from Domaine Dublere is a real beauty. In the bouquet lovely white orchard fruits with notes of apple, pear, citrus and gooseberries. On the palate lovely mineral driven fruit flavores, very refined and harmonious. The palate is quite rich and round for a Corton Charlemagne, but still very precise and focused with a impressive length and intensity. A beautiful wine.
Wine Advocate"Pethel's four barrels of 2006 Corton-Charlemagne (half of them new) represent the original acreage of his still tiny domaine. Lime fruit, chalk dust, iris, marine-like savor and salinity, and nutty richness delight the nose and envelop the palate in this long-finishing wine that combines elegance and polish with formidable underlying concentration. I suspect it will hold well for at least a dozen years. After many years spent visiting Burgundy, North Carolina-born Blair Pethel became convinced o...