La Pousse d'Or

Clos du Roi Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.284 ratings
9.323 pro ratings
Aloxe-Corton, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.

Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.

Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.

Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.

(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)

The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self.

Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.

Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.

Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.

Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.

(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)

The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self.

Jul 12th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Our delayed, fancier, 2019 Valentine's Day dinner.

Delicious, decanted ~2hrs before dinner.

Our delayed, fancier, 2019 Valentine's Day dinner.

Delicious, decanted ~2hrs before dinner.

Feb 16th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Somewhat muted today, but very polished with a regal personality. Red-fruited beauty with lots of savory spice and displaying a fair amount of new oak.

Somewhat muted today, but very polished with a regal personality. Red-fruited beauty with lots of savory spice and displaying a fair amount of new oak.

Jul 13th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Confrerie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 7 April 2018 at R & R Kitchen + Bar, Saratoga Springs, NY

Confrerie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 7 April 2018 at R & R Kitchen + Bar, Saratoga Springs, NY

Apr 7th, 2018
William Lucius

Actually the wine is Corton 'Clos du Roi'

Actually the wine is Corton 'Clos du Roi'

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2015
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.5

Far more tannic than most LPd'Or but given the village/climat, understandable.

Far more tannic than most LPd'Or but given the village/climat, understandable.

Apr 13th, 2015
Swanky Wine Life

This was a 2002. The fruit, tannins and acid developed and evolved over the hour and was well balanced. Then it lost its steam and the finish fell off. Still it was a lovely burg!

This was a 2002. The fruit, tannins and acid developed and evolved over the hour and was well balanced. Then it lost its steam and the finish fell off. Still it was a lovely burg!

Mar 21st, 2015
Fredybeans

Vin dur aromatique moyenne décevant
Gestion du bois peu précise

Vin dur aromatique moyenne décevant
Gestion du bois peu précise

Apr 11th, 2021
Hanibal

Had low expectations going in so it was good enough for me but if i take a step back it is really not to the level it should have for the appellation...maybe because it is 2006 but still other producers like Dujac made great wines in 2006. Bottle was bought and kept since the release.

Had low expectations going in so it was good enough for me but if i take a step back it is really not to the level it should have for the appellation...maybe because it is 2006 but still other producers like Dujac made great wines in 2006. Bottle was bought and kept since the release.

Apr 30th, 2020
Benoit Duhamel

Bouteille bien accessible dans un style assez puissant. Des fruits noirs murs, du sous-bois. C’est gourmand, c’est long. Tres charmeur.

Bouteille bien accessible dans un style assez puissant. Des fruits noirs murs, du sous-bois. C’est gourmand, c’est long. Tres charmeur.

Aug 3rd, 2019