Louis Latour Grand Cru Tasting

2011.07.19 @ 孔雀


Louis Latour Bartard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2005

Medium blonde.

Medium+ nose. Obvious oak barrel, mineral, sidewalk, pineapple, ginger, spicies and butter.

Palate also shows wood note. Orange, gravel mineral, nuts. The crisp high acidity has a bit pickled plum flavors. Besides, light dry fruits hint shows at the lingering end.

Very good. Compare to the next Corton Charlemagne, this one is stronger, and more buttery nose.

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2005

Medium- blonde.

Medium nose in fresh style. Mineral, steel, grass, citrus. After breathing, shows hazelnut, light honey, and caramelized pineapple. Besides, interesting seaweed snack candy (昆布糖) nose.

Lighter in palate, compare to Bartard-Montrachet. Pineapple, light spicy white pepper.

Very good.

Louis Latour Chambertin Grand Cru 2003 Cuvee Heritiers Latour

Medium+ ruby and light garnet.

Strawberry at the beginning of medium+ nose. Light cream, grass, light pepper, leather. More cream nose and some pomegranate nose after breathing.

Black berry and black cherry break out in the palate. With light eucalyptus and light cinnamon note. Concentrated and velvet.

Hard to believe this is a 2003 vintage, still very powerful, active and energetic. At the beginning of peak, very good.

Louis Latour Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007

Medium ruby and light garnet.

Soil, anise, leather, beneath bouquet, light butter, black cherry and white pepper. After breathing, anise nose turns into incense, and the black cherry nose is denser.

Medium body. Leather, black berry. Medium+ tannin is still young. Light tangerine note in the medium+ acidity.

Clos Vougeot has a big and good annual production, and the price is not cheap due to the demand. However, this one tonight is a bit boring and not so brilliant as comparing to previous Chambertine.

Louis Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2006 Les Quatre Journaux

Romanee-Saint-Vivant is next to Romanee-Conti. This single vineyard, Les Quatre Journaux, is about 3.2 ha. Quatre means four, and Journaux is an ancient measurement unit in Bourgogne, it means the area that a vinegot can work in one day, about 0.8 ha.

Medium- ruby.

Ripe black cherry, grass, light bouquet, light vanilla, leathr, eucalyptus, creamy butter, and clove. More spice style at the beginning. After breathing, shows fruity berries and pomegranate. Beside, the bouquet nose is denser and more attractive.

Medium body. Leather, black berry, light clove, light black pepper, and veg hint.


Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru 1999

Medium- garnet.

Soil, nuts, leather, light pickled squash, and light ripe berries and red fruits.

Light pickled squash hint in the palate. Black berry, plum, light clove.

At the end of its peak period.