2015 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
James Suckling: 97
Burghound: 90-93--Wine Enthusiast: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Vanilla, clove and toast notes shade the core flavors of apple, melon and stone in this rangy white. Balanced in a broad-shouldered way, this offers echoes of mineral and spice on the long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. -B.S." (WS)

"So perfumed with exotic, tropical-fruit aromas that draw you into the glass. Full-bodied, layered and textured with soft creamy tannins and light stone and walnut undertones. Gun flint. Always a fantastic white. So constant. Drink or hold." (JS)

"As with several of the, mostly unbottled, wines in the range, there is enough reduction to push the underlying fruit to the background. Otherwise there is solid power and punch to the medium weight plus flavors that are not as dense as one might expect given the vintage but the finishing balance and complexity are lovely. Note that this appears to possess very good upside development potential." (BH)

"A flagship wine for this producer, this is rich and seductive, opulent even. Bold yellow fruits, ripe apples and pears are surrounded by a youthful texture that will allow it to age. The fruit and the touches of wood are still present, but will integrate beautfully. Drink this wine from 2023. (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Note:
Round with a pungent bouquet of grilled almonds and vanilla. Nice fullness in the mouth with integrated oak and a long, mineral finish. Even if it is a flattering wine quite young, it deserves a few years of cellaring to reach its peak.

Barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation

After the ravages of the phylloxera aphid at the end of the 19th century it was the Latour family that took the now-celebrated decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and to replace them with Chardonnay. The vineyard is situated in the prime area of the hillside of Corton where its southeasterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.