Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey 2018 Red Wine

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Louis Latour Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2018

Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France

97 pts. Wine Enthusiast:

"A gentle floral hint, almost of jasmine, precedes the subtle red-cherry note of this wine. Coming in with slender grace, the palate is lightly edged by vanilla that softens the bracingly fresh red-currant note. The structure is graceful, yet enduring and firm. Freshness and fruit mingle in this fine edifice, shimmering with concentration and poise." (Dec 2020)

96 pts. James Suckling:

"Aromas and flavors of ripe plums, strawberries and walnuts, as well as burnt orange and flowers. Some meat, too. Full-bodied, layered and juicy with lots of fruit and round, powdery tannins. Flavorful finish. Needs three to four years to come together, but impressive at this young stage. Drink after 2023."

FROM THE WINERY

"Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton, before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of five areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves, Clos du Roi and Chaumes, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified.

Fermentation - Traditional in open vats
Ageing - 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
Barrels - Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Tasting Note:

The 2018 vintage is complex: fresh fruit aromas such as strawberry blend wonderfully with floral and tobacco notes. The taste is full and round with aromas of griotte cherry and liquorice. A powerful wine with silky tannins, superb aromatic depth and a good, long aftertaste on the palate.

Food Pairing:

Wild boar - roasted beef - roasted quail - duck "à l'orange" - mature cheeses


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