Peter Maude Fine Wines
2016, Domaine Pierre Guillemot, CORTON, Grand Cru, 'Le Rognet'
The Guillemot’s vines grow in thin soil in an old quarry on the hill of Corton, next to Bruno Clavelier’s parcel, and the sauvage quality of the site is evident in the wine it produces. It's the domaine’s sole grand cru, and displays notes of red fruit, sweet spice and deep, brooding soil tones with suggestions of the feral. On the palate a fine but firm chassis of tannin is underpinned by a superb line of acidity which lends the wine length. It's tensile without being at all angular. 93/100 William Kelley, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2045.