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Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020

A$520.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Côte de Beaune, France
Rating
97 points

Description

After the devastating phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century, the Latour family made a bold and unconventional choice. They decided to uproot the ailing Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This audacious decision set them on a path to create one of Burgundy's most renowned white wines.

Today, the Latour family proudly owns 10.5 hectares of vineyards, making them the largest landowner in the appellation. Their Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are situated on a prime section of the Corton hillside, benefiting from a southeast-facing aspect that ensures maximum sun exposure. The grapes are harvested at the optimal moment for ripeness, reflecting the family's commitment to producing exceptional wine.

Ratings

Score
97 points
Score
91 - 94 points
Reviewer
Burghound

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
14%
Cellar until
Now - 2038
Food pairing
Shellfish - lobster - foie gras - fish - mature cheeses.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020 opens with a captivating pale gold hue, setting the stage for an exquisite sensory journey. On the nose, it is round and generous, offering a tantalizing blend of aromas. Delicate notes of grilled almonds and a subtle hint of vanilla grace the senses, promising a complex and inviting bouquet.
Palate
In the mouth, this wine continues to impress with its remarkable qualities. It presents a beautiful amplitude, gracefully unfolding a rich and harmonious combination of flavors. The palate is graced with a melted woodiness and a mineral essence, leading to a sublime finale. The wine's very good persistence ensures that its enchanting flavors linger. While undeniably flattering even in its youth, this wine has the potential for further evolution, making it deserving of a few years of aging in the cellar to reach its peak.

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020
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