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Louis Latour Cotes de Nuits Villages 2009

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"A breathtaking combination of dried flowers and minerals, with dark fruits such as currants and blackberries. Full-bodied, with fabulous fruit concentration, yet its compacted. Velvety tannins. So much fruit and beauty. It's the quality of the tannins that are magic. It is the famous 1959 all over again. Amazing...100" JS 2/12 "A blend of 91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Merlot with just under 14% natural alcohol, the 2009 Latour is basically a clone of the super 2003, only more structured and potentially more massive and long lived. An elixir of momentous proportions, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinarily flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, subtle oak and a notion of wet steel. It hits the palate with a thundering concoction of thick, juicy blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings and a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, but very fresh with a finish that lasts over a minute, this is one of the most remarkable young wines I have ever tasted...100" WA 2/12 "#47 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...A big, powerful wine that sums up the richness of the vintage. It is densely fruity, spicy with an enormous black plum and berry fruit character to go with the acidity. It’s concentrated while still showing such wonderfully pure fruit. The aging potential is immense....99" WE 2/12 "This seems to come full circle, with a blazing iron note and mouthwatering acidity up front leading to intense, vibrant cassis, blackberry and cherry skin flavors that course along, followed by the same vivacious minerality that started things off. The tobacco, ganache and espresso notes seem almost superfluous right now, but they’ll join the fray in due time. The question is, can you wait long enough? Best from 2020 through 2040...99" WS 01/12

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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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Member Reviews for Louis Latour Cotes de Nuits Villages

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Snooth User: strokine
109300182
4.50 5
05/12/2012

Had a battle with my wife for Friday diner. Felt happy after. While having a walk after together noticed that everything looks fresher and colors are brighter. Good du Pape as usual. Nothing very special, but very good quality. Will buy more.


Snooth User: diggityd08
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0.00 5
04/23/2012

gift from Dr. Verbrugge 4/16/2012


Snooth User: AxelleC
55921817
5.00 5
08/19/2010

We bought this white wine in Montreal with friends. We bought one bottle at $12.85. it was so good that we came back and bought 12 bottles. This wine is absolutely great for the value. A perfect match with seafood, cod, and aperitif. We already have tasted some white wine from South West of France, but this one is the one!!! Bravo M. Osmin.

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A Great Discovery

Snooth User: PierreC
55920612
4.00 5
08/19/2010

What a value wine!!! From South West of France, this white is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng. Very fresh, fruity, lemon, citrus, peach. Very aromatic and refreshing. In fact, you enjoy a glass, and you will come back for the second very easily!! Bravo. Indeed at this price point: This is the right wine to enjoy!

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Highly Recommended.

Snooth User: Gerry 3516
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3.50 5
09/13/2011

Very light, crisp. A good picnic wine or for lighter fish and shellfish. Fairly long finish. Not sure how it would age. I bought 2 cases to let some grow old. For the money I don't think you could do much better. Conventional scoring I would go 86 or 87.


External Reviews for Louis Latour Cotes de Nuits Villages

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

One can't speak highly enough of the efforts by proprietress Isabel Ferrando, who has resurrected this well-known estate in Chateauneuf du Pape. This is a beautifully made wine that merits serious attention. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier, made from 40- to 100-year-old vines in a blend of 80% Grenache and equal parts Cinsault and Syrah aged in both tank and old barrels, has the deepest color of the trio in 2004 and a stunningly intense nose of black currants, kirsch, spice box, garrigue, and licorice. It is heady, opulent, full-bodied, multi-layered, and certainly a candidate for one of the superb Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage. Its lushness, silky tannins, and broad, alluring style suggest it will be drinkable upon bottling and evolve for 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Dark purple. Stunning bouquet of dark cherry, cassis, anise and garrigue, picking up fresh flowers and minerals with air. Chewy tannins frame lush dark fruit and licorice flavors, with cracked pepper and espresso notes emerging on the close. Pretty serious stuff, and not for early drinking.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier (81.2% Grenache, 15% very old vine Cinsault, and the rest Syrah, half of it aged in cement tanks and blended with the other half aged in three-year-old, 600-liter demi-muids) is another exhilarating wine. Blue/purple to the rim, with notes of camphor, incense, blueberries, licorice, spring flowers, and copious fruits of assorted red and black colors, the wine is broad, full-bodied, with superb purity, good freshness, and stunning length and texture. This gorgeous wine should age nicely for up to two decades.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Strikingly complex, scents of blackcurrant, graphite, incense and potpourri. Cherry-cola and dark berry compote flavors saturate the palate, picking up exotic notes of lavender and rose with air. The bright, gently sweet finish is dominated by zesty minerals. Offers impressive balance and clarity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Dense purple-colored, the grapy, young and unevolved but promising 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has a stunning nose of creme de cassis and raspberry liqueur intermixed with ground pepper, roasted Provencal herbs in addition to spice box and graphite. Full-bodied with terrific fruit intensity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel that stains the palate, and plenty of acidity and tannin, this is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Ruby-red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose combines vivacious raspberry and strawberry preserves with notes of five-spice powder and cinnamon. Lush and sweet but focused and vibrant, with pure red fruit flavors and exotic spice notes on the back. Finishes with fully absorbed tannins and excellent length.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A wine for patient connoisseurs and long-term cellaring is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% old vine Cinsault, half is aged in cement tanks, and the rest in 2- to 3-year-old 600-liter demi-muids. This inky/blue/purple-tinged 2007 offers up aromas of graphite, camphor, incense, blueberries, and black fruits. Full-bodied, young and unevolved, with massive depth, great concentration, and super purity, texture, and length, it requires 2-4 years of cellaring, and should easily age for two decades or more.


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"A breathtaking combination of dried flowers and minerals, with dark fruits such as currants and blackberries. Full-bodied, with fabulous fruit concentration, yet its compacted. Velvety tannins. So much fruit and beauty. It's the quality of the tannins that are magic. It is the famous 1959 all over again. Amazing...100" JS 2/12 "A blend of 91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Merlot with just under 14% natural alcohol, the 2009 Latour is basically a clone of the super 2003, only more structured and potentially more massive and long lived. An elixir of momentous proportions, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinarily flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, subtle oak and a notion of wet steel. It hits the palate with a thundering concoction of thick, juicy blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings and a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, but very fresh with a finish that lasts over a minute, this is one of the most remarkable young wines I have ever tasted...100" WA 2/12 "#47 Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections 2012...A big, powerful wine that sums up the richness of the vintage. It is densely fruity, spicy with an enormous black plum and berry fruit character to go with the acidity. It’s concentrated while still showing such wonderfully pure fruit. The aging potential is immense....99" WE 2/12 "This seems to come full circle, with a blazing iron note and mouthwatering acidity up front leading to intense, vibrant cassis, blackberry and cherry skin flavors that course along, followed by the same vivacious minerality that started things off. The tobacco, ganache and espresso notes seem almost superfluous right now, but they’ll join the fray in due time. The question is, can you wait long enough? Best from 2020 through 2040...99" WS 01/12

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