Corton-Charlemagne should have weight, and this wine has weight. It sits plumply in the glass, a big spice- and yellow fruit-flavored wine, layered with toast and ripeness. It is developing fast, but the lingering acidity does promise 4–5 years further progress. Imported by Palm Bay International.
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.