Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Latour's terrific 1992 Corton-Charlemagne is a worthy rival to the firm's great 1990, 1989, and 1986. It is the most powerful, richest, and deepest wine in Latour's portfolio. There is plenty of smoky, toasty new oak, a forceful, earthy, peach, melon, orange, and buttery apple-scented nose, deep flavors that cut a bold, dramatic swath, and a long finish with crisp acidity. It should drink well for 10-15 years. This famous negociant/vineyard owner, founded in 1797, has made very fine 1992s. The big wines, such as the top premier crus and grand crus, spend a year in 100% new oak and have considerable lees contact for the first 7-8 months, although there is no stirring, or so-called |batonage| practiced. Latour's 1992s will be released in late fall, 1993. Louis Latour is represented by different importers in each state.Author: Robert Parker
Burghound | Rating: 87This is a wine that I've had many, many time since its release and the typical bottle is still quite closed. This particular bottle showed odd petroleum notes with a hint of toast. The flavors though were clean and reasonably pure though there was more than a little oak. Sneaky length but not much intensity.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Very seductive but also quite earthy now and difficult to assess. But we love the honeyed, ripe richness and racy, tight beam of hazelnut, toffee, vanilla and fruit flavors. There is a toasty, smoky and complex finish. 2,200 cases made.
The family-run company of Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly-respected negociant-eleveurs in Burgundy. The Latour family founded the "Maison de negoce" in 1797 and it is still based in Beaune today. The company has built a reputation for tradition and innovation and is renowned throughout the world for the quality of its red and white wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 165 bottles owned
- 39 collectors