The vines of Ladoix are at the base of the Corton hill but much less well known and therefore better value. Juicy acidity and the core of tannin suggest a wine that is ageworthy, while the black-plum fruits give richness now. Drink from 2019.
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.