Initially austere, this is a wine that needs to age. Its fruit is quite present though, ready to draw out the power of an Aloxe-Corton. Solidly based and firmly tannic, it requires 5–6 years to round out.
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.