2005 Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet Les Morgeot 1er Cru

Year: 2005
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Burghound: 89
White Wine
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"A streak of mineral defines this white, with lime, apple and spice flavors adding depth and interest. Well-balanced, with everything in the right place for the long haul. Has a terrific toasty finish. Best from 2009 through 2020.—" (WS)

"Here the wood is almost invisible on the notably ripe and exotic orchard fruit nose with big, rich and borderline robust flavors that pack plenty of size and weight, even opulent with a distinctive pear-infused finish that coats the mouth with extract. This won't win any awards for elegance but it certainly makes a statement." (BH)

Winery Notes
Tasting Note
A wine with fine wood character to it bringing forth new oak notes, smoky hints fresh nut aromas including almond and walnut skins. We also get sweeter, dried fruit aromas including quince, figs, and dried raisins. A definitely rich, generous wine that one should wait 5 to 7 years before enjoying. Tasted January 2007

100% malolactic fermentation with 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels

The wines of Chassagne-Montrachet offer great value due to their relatively unfashionable image when compared with their direct neighbours at Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. The wines are fat and exotically fruity. « Morgeot » is a perfect example of these wines and has a warm, tropical appeal that is hard to rival. A fresh, chewy richness precedes an opulent finish.