A great Red Burgundy with age on it, we have a few more cases due to arrive next month directly from Michel Gaunoux. A wine that has incredible power yet is so balanced and complex. This is starting to show magnificently after some much-needed cellar time and is a wine that clocks in at fantastic pricing for a 2009 Grand Cru. The Gaunoux Corton Renardes is not one to pass up and will continue to age beautifully for years to come.
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Michel Gaunoux has an extensive library of vintages going as far back as the 50s, and now and again, they let us have access to some of these bottles that have been stowed away for decades. Here we have one of their top wines, Corton Renardes, which needs cellar time to come around from our experience. The 2009 vintage was a great one, with the rich fruit of the vintage perfectly complementing the Gaunoux's classic style. We tasted this bottle a few years ago, and it was just starting to approach its drinking window, and with the extra time in the bottle, this has only gotten better. A legend in the making and one of the most reasonable Grand Cru red Burgundies on the market today, make sure to check out the great notes below.
Burghound 95 points! "An overtly sauvage nose features game-inflected aromas of dark berries, plum, floral and earth nuances that also exhibit a hint of smoke. Somewhat unusually, this is also quite finely detailed and while this is openly powerful, it's not at all rustic or tough though it is exceptionally tight and backward at present on the impeccably well-balanced finish. This is even more restrained than the Rugiens and like its stable mate, it's pointless to acquire this without the express intension of forgetting it in your cellar. That said, this offers fantastic upside potential to those who have the patience."
John Gilman 94 points! "The 2009 Corton “Renardes” chez Gaunoux is truly stunning and is a step up from the excellent Grands Épenots in this vintage. The deep and utterly classic nose delivers an exciting blend of cherries, red currants, orange peel, a great base of stony minerality, coriander and other, more exotic spice tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very transparent, with a rock solid core of fruit, firm, but very refined tannins and stunning length and grip on the focused and very well-balanced finish. (Drink between 2017-2050)"