The 2014 Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi from de Montille offers what you might call a noble bouquet befitting a grand cru with a complex, quite captivating mélange of dark berry fruit, sous bois and tea leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with some stem addition that defines the first half. But it works well: fresh and lively, sufficient fruit with a harmonious and quite persistent finish.
Wine Rating: WA 91
Country of Origin: France
Alcohol by vol: 12%
About The Winery
Domaine de Montille makes some of Burgundy’s most exquisite wines, elegant, understated gems which possess haunting perfume and impressive length of flavour. Under the late Hubert de Montille, the estate was famous for very fine, unchaptalised wines which could be somewhat austere when young. Hubert’s son, Etienne, took over the running of the estate in 2001, quitting his banking career which had led him abroad and then to Paris, to return to the family domaine in Volnay. Etienne is smart and energetic and has thoughtfully moved the family business along, looking particularly at three issues; ripeness, yields and extraction. Whilst Etienne’s wines are less austere in youth than his father’s, they have lost none of the innate elegance and purity associated with the domaine.