Wine Spectator 95
WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 100
A broad, charming white, featuring lemon, baked apple, vanilla, clove and nutmeg flavors, with fine concentration and length. Shows a bright structure and chalky intensity on the slightly tannic finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 3100 cases made.
James Suckling 94
A dense and solid Corton-Charlemagne with hot-stone and dried-apple character. Some pears, too. Full-bodied, dense and polished. Shows layers and strength.
Wine Enthusiast 94
Intense and concentrated, this offers ripe yellow fruits, rich apples and a tight mineral texture. It has power, reinforced by subtle wood aging. A flagship for this producer, the wine will age well.
With a superb pale yellow colour, our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 shows an intense and complex nose of grilled almond with lightly smoked notes. Aromas of almond paste blends with flinty notes. The mouth is powerful, generous and frank. We also find grilled notes and fresh almond aromas. Very beautiful length, with nice minerality.
Vinification and ageing
Fermentation Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
Ageing 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the then unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision leads them to create one of Burgundy's most celebrated white whites. Today the Latour family owns 11 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.
Shellfish - lobster - foie gras - fish - mature cheeses
Average vine age 30 years
Soil Stony limestone
Average yield 40 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked
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