This is right at the northern end of the Corton grand cru vineyard. First palate impressions of this dark, powerful wine are that the acidity and tannins almost smother the fruit. But those fruits are going to push through, bringing new wood flavors along. The aftertaste is of pepper as well as acidity.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.