Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Corton-Charlemagne promises to be a spectacular wine. Floral, mineral, and hazelnut scents give way to a powerful, concentrated, medium-to-full-bodied, silky-textured, and extracted personality. Highly-focused and delineated flavors of minerals, stones, gravel, and traces of tangy candied lemons are found in this lovely offering. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2010. The score, noted on a range and in parentheses, indicates that the wine was tasted from barrel.