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Louis Latour Chardonnay Grand Ardeche 1996

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One of Bordeaux's most concentrated, rich and full-bodied wines. Latour is dark ruby in color and has a unique bouquet of fresh walnuts, leather, and black currants.

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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

Member Reviews for Louis Latour Chardonnay Grand Ardeche

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Snooth User: Governor2
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5.00 5
01/04/2008

A classic bordeaux from what seems to be turning out to be a stellar year. We found it complex, and full flavored.


Snooth User: njhawar1
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4.00 5
06/11/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Louis Latour Chardonnay Grand Ardeche

External Review
01/03/2013

Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
08/19/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Latour a Pomerol 750ml


External Review
10/04/2014

Deep garnet-black in color the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums toasted nuts Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on this is as good as it gets. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
11/14/2013

Saturated ruby-red. Dark berries violet licorice and a note of torrefaction. Explosive pure flavors are almost too big for the mouth. Finishes with big sweet tannins and expanding exhilarating flavors of pruneaux and crystallized dark berries. Perfectly integrated oak. A great Latour. 95(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
06/29/2012

Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries, plums and blackberries. Mind-blowing nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Hard not to drink now, but leave it alone.--95/96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. 17,0... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
10/04/2014

Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries plums and blackberries. Mind-blowing nose. Full-bodied with soft and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Hard not to drink now but leave it alone.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. 17 000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.



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One of Bordeaux's most concentrated, rich and full-bodied wines. Latour is dark ruby in color and has a unique bouquet of fresh walnuts, leather, and black currants.

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