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Bruno Clair Aloxe-Corton 1999

May 9, 2007

img_2705.jpgWhen Bruno Clair started his domaine in 1979 it only consisted of a few parcels in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey-Saint-Denis and Savigny-les-Beaunes. Over the next fifteen years he extended his domaine with holdings in several Grand- and Premier Crus vineyards all over the Côte d’Or. Conscientious viticulture – based on lutte raisonée– and excellent winemaking is reflected in wines that are of consistently high quality. This wine, made of grapes from Les Crapoussuets and the Premier Cru vineyard Les Valozières, shows that good red Corton is about richness, depth and elegance, a hallmark of Clair’s wines in particular and something I’d like to see in any Pinot Noir in general. Through bottle- ageing the initial power of the wine has given way to even more finesse and with its fresh primary fruit characters still dominant, balanced acidity and velvetly tannins this Corton demonstrates its ability to age very well. 90 points.

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $95 Drink: Now-2010