2014 Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge

Year: 2014
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 87--Burghound: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$16.95

WHAT A FRENCH RED BURGUNDY "BUY"!!

"This is juicy, evoking currant, rose hip, earth and tomato leaf aromas and flavors. Finishes on the lean side, yet with length. Drink now through 2022. 2,600 cases made. –BS " (WS)

"With some tannins and with bright red fruits, this wine is structured and has attractive acidity. A perfumed wine with a fruity future, it will be ready to drink from 2018." (WE)

"A ripe and fresh nose offers up notes of both red and various dark berries that are trimmed in warm earth nuances. There is good verve to the round, supple, forward and easy-going flavors that display a touch of backend rusticity. This frank effort should drink well immediately." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Marsannay is the village which marks the northern gateway to the Côte d'Or on leaving Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and home to the Ducs de Bourgogne. This village marks the beginning of the Route des Grands Crus which follows the N6 highway through the Côte d'Or. Wines from Marsannay are generally lively and robust; characteristics that come from the rich iron soil. Marsannay received its Appellation Contrôlée as recently as 1987 in recognition of the consistently high quality of its wine.

Tasting Note:
Bright in colour with lovely garnet glints, our Marsannay rouge 2014 offers delicious aromas of black fruits such as blueberry, cherry and cassis , along with peppery notes. The palate is fresh with aromas of cherry, wild raspberry and subtle smoky hints. The tannins are nicely lingering on the finish.

Food Pairing:
Roasted duck - "coq au vin" - lamb stew-mature cheeses