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Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"A distinctly pungent nose of resin, underbrush, earth and yellow orchard fruits complements the rich, round and relatively powerful flavors that are delicious and persistent if [a bit basic]." Allen Meadows' burghound.com*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

Louis Latour:
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir... Read more
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the grapes from the vineyards we own are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines from its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour. The Latour family founded the ‘Maison de négoce’, an important shipping company, in 1797, and it is still based at 18 Rue des Tonneliers in Beaune to this day. The company is unique in Burgundy in that it is still family-owned and family-run, having been passed down from father to son for over ten generations. To celebrate our Bicentenary in 1797, we published a commemorative book and were admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only accepts companies that are leaders in their respective fields, remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience and still bear the name of their founder. There are only approximately 30 of these companies in the world. Maison Louis Latour ships its wines to over 60 countries worldwide. These world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found on the most famous dining tables around the globe. Read less

External Reviews for Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet

External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
02/05/2013

A wine with a lovely golden colored robe. The 2004 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru exhales wonderful aromas of toasted almonds and reminds us of freshly baked biscuits. On the palate, it has a great intensity with vanilla notes coming to the forth as well as yellow fruit aromas. An overall well-balanced wine that can be cellared for a few years before opening.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/17/2013

Rich and freshn with aromas of white peach and a revealing minerality.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

This Chassagne has candied orange aromas and in the mouth its fullness and complexity is highlighted with light oaky notes intertwined with almond hints. This is a very promising wine which deserves a few more years in the cellar before being ready.



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"A distinctly pungent nose of resin, underbrush, earth and yellow orchard fruits complements the rich, round and relatively powerful flavors that are delicious and persistent if [a bit basic]." Allen Meadows' burghound.com*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

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