Along with the natural power of Corton-Charlemagne, this wine shows fragrant yellow-fruit and pineapple flavors, rich texture and a steely edge. The taut character and the orange zest and wood-derived flavors lend this selection crispness and aging potential. Keep it for at least seven years.
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.