The Greatest White Wine I Have Ever Had

Posted on: July 17th, 2004 by

2000 Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru


I got a wicked deal on this…only 40 bucks.  It blew me away.  Incredible richness, elegance…aroma/flavor of caramel, toffee, creme brulee.  The finish lasted forever.  Anyone who says white wines cannot be powerful, you must have a Corton-Charlemagne.  I must quote from The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil, writing about Corton-Charlemagne (from a different producer):


“Possibly the most sought-after white Burgundy of all, Corton-Charlemagne is the world’s greatest chardonnay.  The centuries-old vineyard is thought to have been owned in the late 700s by Charlemagne himself….Corton-Charlemagne is a wine that ought to be mind-blowing, and it is….[It] is…utterly refined, and yet profoundly sensual.  White wine doesn’t get more dream-like, more poetic, more ethereal than this.”


Well said.

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