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Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

A masterpiece in complexity and an overall powerful wine. Notes of roasted almonds with smoky undertones, in addition one finds a slight hint of black powder, and of tartness, proof of its excellent acidity/fruit balance. We encounter buttery aromas, vanilla-like ones that are enhanced with ripe yellow flesh fruit ones; mango. A wine in full evolution, to be enjoyed for many years to come.

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

Member Reviews for Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
06/30/2012

Great structure and flavors. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: scolas1
69779510
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/09/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,137
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/25/2010

A highly appealing nose of fruit cocktail or semi-sweet mixed fruit confit drizzled over freshly fallen snow. Nice light yellow color in the glass with good viscosity. In the mouth, the wine carries a light toast and butter flavor with a slight sprinkle of vanilla. The finish is quite lengthy with some residual acidity but a lingering taste of spiced fruit or gentle, floral perfume. An excellent wine that may age another 4-5 years. Tasted at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival.


External Reviews for Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2011 02/12/2015

Famous Grand Cru White Burgundy. The vineyard of Corton-Charlemagne 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. Wine Spectator scored this 92 points saying "An intense, concentrated style, with a mineral streak underlining the peach, apple, lemon and spice flavors. This is linear, showing polish and a long, spicy finish. Best from 2017 through 2028." Grab it now while it's On Sale!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2011 02/18/2015

Famous Grand Cru White Burgundy. The vineyard of Corton-Charlemagne 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. Wine Spectator scored this 92 points and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 94 saying "One of the flagship wines of Louis Latour, this has great weight, richness and ripe yellow fruits, all surrounded by wood and citrus flavors. A sense of mineral in the texture adds complexity, while the firm structure needs to age. Drink from 2018." Grab it now while it's On Sale!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

peach


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/22/2012

An upper register and highly complex nose of green apples, white pear and citrus notes introduces almost painfully intense, pure and impressively powerful big-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that possess an almost aggressive minerality on the palate staining, tension-filled and driving finish. This is really a striking wine that is built to age as there is an abundance of dry extract. Gorgeous.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

tension-filled and driving finish. This is really a striking wine that is built to age as there is an abundance of dry extract. Gorgeous. "\


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

" An opulent style


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

white pear and citrus notes introduces almost painfully intense


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A masterpiece in complexity and an overall powerful wine. Notes of roasted almonds with smoky undertones, in addition one finds a slight hint of black powder, and of tartness, proof of its excellent acidity/fruit balance. We encounter buttery aromas, vanilla-like ones that are enhanced with ripe yellow flesh fruit ones; mango. A wine in full evolution, to be enjoyed for many years to come.

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