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Domaine Louis Latour Echezeaux 2009

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" A very spicy dark berry fruit and warm earth nose is followed by rich, round and seductively velvety flavors that possess fine intensity on the very firm and impressively long finish...92" BH 5/11

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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

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Snooth User: Have61willdrink
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/11/2007

Good young burgundy that needs cellaring. Lots of redcurrant, strawberries, smoke, and considerable vibrancy on the palette, low tannins. Medium bodied decent staying power on the finish, I could have used more for the price. Nose is at first flat, then opens after 30 mins. Color is a little weak, medium red and too much clarity though the glass. Drink by 2012 but over all a good entry level Grand Vin. Price more that anything else is the deciding factor for me...I got my 02 for 60$ but would not pay 90$.



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" A very spicy dark berry fruit and warm earth nose is followed by rich, round and seductively velvety flavors that possess fine intensity on the very firm and impressively long finish...92" BH 5/11

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