2016 & 2015 White Burgundy (Sep 2017)

(following an early malolactic fermentation, Leroux is intentionally keeping this wine reductive, describing this as the Coche technique): Very reduced aromas of smoke, minerals and clove. Fat, smoky, salty wine with terrific pliancy and depth. A bit lower-toned than some of these 2016s but large-scaled, strong and in need of time in bottle. Musky, smoky and very long, finishing with a touch of nutty oak. Leroux has just 2-1/2 barrels of this juice, including a new 350-liter cask. (The Corton-Charlemagne had just been racked and moved upstairs and was unavailable for tasting.)