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Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru Rouge -Owc Cl 2002

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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: Sweetstuff
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4.00 5
04/10/2009

TN: Louis Latour Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru. $10/375 ml at Gerardi's Little Store, imported via its own import house in San Francisco, CA. 13.5 pabv.Good cork. Brilliant garnet-bright cherry; hint of bricking to edge. Smoke; cherry, flowers, cola, mineral aroma, mint, a minute hint of EA, and a touch of pleasant funk. Rich and full-bodied on entry with good energy; moderate tannin, and medium-length but quite expressive finish. 88-89/100. Good value for money.Are they still flash-pasteurizing their reds? It's still on their web site (http://www.louislatour.com/pages/index.php?id_page=37&lg=fr): :...Une fois que les barriques sélectionnées de chacune des appellations ont été assemblées, l'ensemble de nos vins rouges sont flash-pasteurisés de façon à prévenir des attaques de bactéries de façon à accroître la stabilité du vin et protéger la couleur et les arômes de celui-ci. Le vin circule dans un échangeur de température pour atteindre pendant quelques secondes la température de 72 °C. Ce processus élimine les bactéries qui ont déjà effectué leurs taches nécessaires et qui pourraient plus tard perturber la qualité du vin. Il conserve les bactéries utiles qui contribuent à un vieillissement du vin dans le sens de la finesse. Aussi, il autorise une filtration moins stricte et, plus important encore, une addition minimum de dioxyde de souffre (30 mg/l au lieu des 160 mg/l autorisé).En dernier lieu, le vin est filtré sur des plaques de cellulose. So I guess they do. And for the same twisted, at least in my book, logic. If they kill all the bacteria, it's the bacteria that make the wine age too fast, so the wines will age better. In my experience this is not true. They are about the same whether aged or not. They seem frozen in time. Good thing that this bacterial thing doesn't happen in white wines! Just think of all that wondeful Corton Charley and so forth, cooked!


Snooth User: Have61willdrink
3817582
3.00 5
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$.


Snooth User: RachelNYC
46023469
3.50 5
10/09/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru Rouge -Owc Cl

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

...Red-ruby. Blackcurrant graphite and minerals on the nose. Sweet fleshy and dense with an impeccable sugar/acid balance. Strong mineral tones and firm acids. Finishes long and gripping with excellent tannic spine and lift... Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 ...It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet c... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Latour, Chateau 3000ml


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01/10/2013

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%). It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldnandrsquo;t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2045.


External Review
02/16/2011

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.


External Review
06/03/2009

This vintage of Latour is showing marvelously today. It's full of tobacco, currants, smoke and ripe tannins on the finish.


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

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10 000 cases of this extraordinarily rich dense 2002 ...It is dark ruby/purple to the rim with notes of English walnuts crushed rocks black currants and forest floor dense full-bodied and opulent yet classic with spectacular aromatics marvelous purity and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life... Robert Parkers Wine Advocat


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09/10/2012

Loads of ripe currants, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage. A solid, classic Latour that needs bottle age. Best after 2012.


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