2018 Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru

Year: 2018
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 93+
James Suckling: 96
Burghound: 89-92
Wine Enthusiast: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Revisited in bottle, the 2018 Château Corton-Grancey Grand Cru exhibits notes of dark berry fruit, cherries, forest floor and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and elegantly muscular, it's the most introverted and youthfully reserved of Latour's Corton bottlings. It's a blend based on Bressandes." (WA)

"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." (JS)

"Moderate amounts of wood and menthol can be found on the spice, pepper and earth-suffused plum and dark currant aromas. The rich, concentrated and highly seductive middle weight plus flavors display impressively good power on the sappy, palate coating, mocha-infused and persistent finish that is shaped by somewhat raspy tannins. This will need a few years to unwind as it's pretty tight at present." (BH)

"Editors' Choice, 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. -Anne Krebiehl MW " (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Note:
With a purple hue this Grand Cru exhales aromas of cassis, saffron and earthiness. In the mouth the tannins envelop a lovely cherry fruitiness and are powerful yet silky.

Traditional in open vats

"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 four areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Les Bressandes, Les Perrières, Les Grèves and Clos du Roi, 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.