I'd kinda given up on this bottle thinking it was tired based on reviews. So I figured I'd at least wait for an opportune moment to drink it in the next couple months instead of just giving up completely and just drinking it. Today was day 3 of our @blueapron
meals and it was a perfect pairing for a chardonnay, a Creamy Saffron Risotto. This Patrick Javillier Corton-Charlemange Grand Cru was incredible both alone and even more so with the meal! It was an crisp golden color with aromas of honeyed pears, slightly overripe golden apples, lemon zest, brioche, bread dough, hints of nutmug, butterscotch, honey, and a lingering nuttiness. It had a high acidity that just kept sticking around and a very full and velvety smooth body. It felt like the alcohol was a bit on the high end but it was only 13.5 on the label. The flavor intensity was medium with characteristics of pear, hints of lemon rind, honey, nutmeg, toast, and delicious nuttiness. The oak was so well integrated, I kinda wish I used this bottle during my class to show an excellent example of oak integration. It had a long finish, and I'd say it was very good quality. This was definitely on its last leg out, I might even call it tired but it was pretty amazing today.
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