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Louis Latour Grand Ardeche French Chardonnay 2010
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Very vibrant with nice floral nose, good acidity, fresh citrus and a good finish. Great wine for the price.
Nice chardonnay. Cheap. Citrusy tropical flavor. Great buy.
Very light straw color. Unripe nectorine, fresh grapefruit and white flower on the nose. The slight sweetness on the mouth fades away with fresh cut lime, limestone and a medium acid finish on the palet. This wine went great with the grilled chicken over sauteed brussel sprouts and rice that my girl made for dinner.
Three and a half glasses
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90.5% cabernet sauvignon, 8.5% merlot, 0.5% cabernet franc, 0.5% petit verdot. The Grand Vin represents only 36% of the harvest in 2010 which began on September 20th with the merlot and finished on October 11th with the cabernet sauvignon. 14.4% alco... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Latour, Chateau 750ml
Der Auftakt in der Nase ist überzeugend: Pinot Noir pur! Im Bouquet entfalten sich feine, leckere Fruchtnoten, die in Kombination mit dezenten Sekundäraromen einen vielschichtigen, typischen Sinneseindruck hinterlassen. Für diese Cuvée wählte die CAVE DES COTEAUX nur die besten Trauben aus den nach Süden ausgerichteten Lagen aus. Daraus resultiert ein Rosé mit Frucht und Gehalt, der viel Genuss verspricht. Dieses Versprechen bleibt der Oeil de Perdrix im lange anhaltenden, ausgewogenen Finale nicht schuldig.
One of the perfect wines of the vintage, Frederic Engerer challenged me when I tasted the 2010 Latour at the estate, asking, “If you rate the 2009 one hundred, then how can this not be higher?” Well, the scoring system stops at 100, (and has for 34 years), and will continue for as long as I continue to write about wine. Nevertheless, this blend of 90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Merlot, and .5% Petit Verdot hit 14.4% natural alcohol and represents a tiny 36% of their entire production. The pH is about 3.6, which is normal compared to the 3.8 pH of the 2009, that wine being slightly lower in alcohol, hence the combination that makes it more flamboyant and accessible. The 2010 is a liquid skyscraper in the mouth, building layers upon layers of extravagant, if not over-the-top richness with its hints of subtle charcoal, truffle, blackberry, cassis, espresso and notes of toast and graphite. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet tannin, it is a mind-boggling, prodigious achievement that should hit its prime in about 15 years, and last for 50 to 100.
Unbelievably pure, with distilled cassis and plum fruit that cuts a very precise path, while embers of anise, violet and black cherry confiture form a gorgeous backdrop. A bedrock of graphite structure should help this outlive other 2010s. Powerful, sleek and incredibly long. Not perfect, but very close. Best from 2020 through 2050.
90.5% cabernet sauvignon 8.5% merlot 0.5% cabernet franc 0.5% petit verdot. The Grand Vin represents only 36% of the harvest in 2010 which began on September 20th with the merlot and finished on October 11th with the cabernet sauvignon. 14.4% alcohol. Cassis graphite and black pepper soar from the glass and meld into an intoxicating perfume. The mouth feel and presence on the palate is phenomenal incredibly intense flavors and layers of depth and complexity. This beautiful wine has incredible concentration and the structure is massive but balanced perfectly by the vibrant acidity and powerful dark cabernet driven flavors. The tannins are beautifully integrated even more so than 2009 or 2005 at the same stage. The finish lasts for minutes and stayed with me long after I left the Chateau. This classic Latour will easily last 50 years. John Sweeney.
Stern, almost severe initially, this great wine takes time to show its immense fruit power. Black currant and blackberry notes are packed into the wine, along with an impressive array of spices from new wood that gives a more exotic element. At the end, though, it has a fine, structured sense of proportion. Obviously for aging over decades, so don’t drink before 2022.
Dark ruby-red. Brooding nose hints at plum, cassis, brown spices and cedary oak. Sweet, fresh and highly concentrated, with brisk, intense cabernet sauvignon-dominated flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar and cocoa powder. Vibrant acidity gives this wine terrific lift and energy, but it's currently hard as nails. Finishes impressively long, with noble tannins and palate-staining concentration; nutmeg and licorice nuances emerge slowly with aeration. A knockout, but forget about it in your cellar for another 15 years. While I think the 2009 Latour has a magic spicy charm, the 2010 is more in keeping with this great estate’s DNA.
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