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2005 Louis Latour - Corton-Charlemagne

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON
  • 93 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 48568-2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A powerful white, this exhibits nut, lemon cream and mineral flavors, shaded by spice. Intense and concentrated, with a tangy finish and a long aftertaste of butterscotch and mineral.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    CS Quite reticent nose. Bold full body and sleek. Though at the moment there is no hint of the subtlety one would seek at this price. Wait! Still some astringence on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    The majority of wines in the range have been expressive and open yet this is tight and backward to the point of reticence yet it is still beautifully elegant with green apple and acacia blossom aromas that merge seamlessly into stunningly rich, full and powerful flavors that possess real drive and punch on the penetrating finish that is chiseled and almost painfully intense. We'll see the final result once it's in bottle but this would appear to have terrific potential, indeed this and the Montrachet may be the class of the group.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2007
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous nose--butterscotch and caramel, with an overarching sense of sweetness that I've never encountered in a dry white wine. On the palate the win is incredibly round and rich, with floral and citrus flavors. The acidity must be there--there is nothing cloying about it--but it is wrapped in such richness that it is barely discernable. Caramel returns on teh finish to leave you yearning of another sip. Easily the best white wine I have ever had, and overall WOTY candidate.
    Author: BCB
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.

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 304 bottles owned
  • 49 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 49 collectors)