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France Dry White Chardonnay Grand Ardeche Louis Latour Bottles 2008

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Latour's superb single village Macon is one of the most exciting $20 white Burgundies we have ever offered. Gorgeous apple/pear/vanilla scents lead to intense Chardonnay flavors backed up with refreshing, bright acidity.

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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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As effusively heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">Cellar Notes</a>.

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External Reviews for France Dry White Chardonnay Grand Ardeche Louis Latour Bottles

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/17/2009

94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite, flowers, and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet, on the palate there were notes of casi... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Latour, Chateau 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

Damn me for saying it, but I actually think the 2008 Latour will turn out to be even better than the 2005 or 2000. I still have a weakness for the 2003, but it is somewhat atypical in how forward, fleshy, and opulent it is. The 2008 Latour is a more ... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Latour, Chateau 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Saturated ruby-red. Subdued but wonderfully pure nose hints at black cherry graphite tobacco licorice black olive and crushed stone. Lush sweet and deep with terrific energy and early sex appeal to the dark berry spice and vanilla flavors. The sweetness builds on the very long aftertaste where the solid tannins are in perfect harmony with the wine s fruit. Leaves a black cherry perfume in the retronasal passage. Likely to be one of the vintage s longest-lived examples. 94+ Stephen T


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This is dense and muscular but balanced with the flesh to offset the sinew as pure mulled black currant melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long iron- and tobacco-filled finish has excellent focus and drive. This could rival LLC for longest-lived wine of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2022. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
09/23/2011

"A golden coloured chardonnay with light green reflection


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

94% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite flowers and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet on the palate there were notes of casis coffee and slightly toasted oak. The wine was very chewy very complex and totally complete in the mouth. John Sweeney.



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