Quite deep gold. Floral nose and slightly grainy texture (very unlike any New World Chardonnay!). Good, true impact with savoury depth but you have to go a good halfway to meet it. The opposite of facile.
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2010
Three vintages of Domaine Faiveley’s Corton-Charlemagne were all tasty. My favorite was the 1996, which still showed quite a bit of freshness, especially compared to the 1999, a wine that seemed to be evolving rather quickly.