Jean-Marc Roulot Corton-Charlemagne 2019 [1.5 L Magnum]
(Burgundy, France) - [F 95] [JM 93-96] [BH 93-95] [VM 92] [WA 91-93]
Regular price $2,100.00 Sale price $1,999.97 Save $100.03
Since its founding in 1930, Domaine Roulot has consistently put out some of the best (if not the best) wines in all of Meursault. Few winemakers have mastered the purity and intensity that Guy and Jean-Marc have. As time goes on, Roulot continues to set the benchmark for top-notch white Burgundy. Here’s what importer Kermit Lynch has to say about this producer:
“Guy Roulot, a legendary producer of some of the finest Meursaults, if not some of the world’s finest white wines, took his family’s small production domaine to stardom.” Following Guy’s untimely death in 1982, son Jean-Marc took the helm in 1989. Lynch continues: “Since then, Jean-Marc’s progress has brought even more notice to a domaine that had already enjoyed a great reputation. The wines of Domaine Roulot are now among the most sought after wines in all of Burgundy. Jean-Marc has been successful in fine-tuning the domaine’s particular, stand-out style…Jean-Marc’s wines certainly express a certain depth and sumptuousness thanks to the appellation’s terroir, however his wines also show focus and restraint. Their elegance and amazing precision lend themselves to long aging in the cellars.”Viticulture & Vinification:
This wine comes from Jean-Marc Roulot’s négociant line of wines. It is crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard (organic) and cellar as his estate wines.
- All grapes are hand-harvested and selected in the vineyard, and wines are vinified, raised, and bottled in the Roulot cellars by Jean-Marc Roulot.
- Vineyards are farmed organically
- The majority of vines are pruned in Guyot, with some in Cordon
- Soils are plowed regularly
- Yields are limited by de-budding
- A rigorous sorting of the grapes follows the harvests
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Falstaff:
"From purchased grapes. Yeasty, flax and polenta, subtle wood. Tres Charlemagne. Lime wort in the background. Smoky. In the mouth power, strength, a hint of reductive notes on the palate, firmly integrated and powerful, very compact and of sturdy stature, the minerality keeps the stately structure in balance. A typical Corton Charlemagne." (Dec 2019)
93-96 Points - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy:
This year some grapes from Hautes Mourottes have been added to the provision from Les Languettes. Not only does Jean-Marc think this makes a successful mix, but he also has 10 barrels of it! Pale lemon yellow. Sun on the stones, but the stones definitely have the upper hand, medium-plus in body, very delicious, with good tangy notes at the back, absolutely in the mineral style.
93-95 Points - BurgHound:
"Here too there are petrol whiffs on the cooler aromas of green apple, various citrus, anise and elegant floral suggestions. There is impressive intensity; indeed the palate impression is borderline painful at present, to the broad-shouldered yet refined flavors that also brim with minerality and dry extract that helps to buffer the firm acid spine shaping the powerful finale. This too is built-to-age and a wine that should amply reward 12 to 15 years of it." (Jun 2021)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"From purchased grapes from three different suppliers, the 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a well-defined, quite mineral-driven bouquet with hints of hazelnut and apple blossom. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry and very good weight. The persistent marmalade-tinged finish has a satisfying saline aftertaste. Excellent." – Neal Martin (Oct 2021)
91-93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is promising, mingling aromas of pear and ripe citrus fruits with hints of smoke and iodine. Medium to full-bodied, layered and muscular, it remains bright and lively, concluding with a long, saline finish." – William Kelley (Jan 2021)