Vinous – 95+
(13.7% alcohol; 3.45 pH; 3.89 g/l acidity; production just under 35 h/h): Medium red with a faint suggestion of amber at the rim. The wonderfully complex yet discreet nose combines the fruits, flowers and spices of the ’15 and the brooding medicinal character of the ’12, presenting fruit aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry lifted by white pepper, pungent spices and chalky verve. Wonderfully juicy, savory and tactile, showing outstanding intensity and cut, with the wine’s aromatic treble notes of red berries, spices and rose petal complicated by subtle soil tones. With its near-perfect balance and tautness, this wine has great potential to fill out while maintaining its energy. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and outstanding, slowly building length and grip; only a slight angularity suggests that it hasn’t yet embarked on what should be an extended plane of peak drinkability. Barnier noted that the grapes benefited from a bit of late concentration from a north wind, as well as from some millerandage that resulted in smaller grapes. Splendid.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045
Robert Parker – 92-94
The 2010 Corton Pougets is a beautifully focused wine laced with sweet red cherries, raspberries, flowers, mint and crushed rocks. The Pougets is all about nuance, detail and clarity. It comes across as quite elegant, but there is an understated weight that fleshes out on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
JancisRobinson.com – 17.0
Chalky and smooth. Rich, violets nose. Lots of fruit and then bitter finish. Bitter cherries. Does taste rather more premier cru than grand cru… Dry finish. Quite high up the slope.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029