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2013 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru


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SKU: 54299-2013-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (malo done and sulfited): Bright pale yellow. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and crushed stone are accented by a hint of white pepper; more about soil than primary fruit. Dense, rich and powerful, with lovely sweetness and lift to the flavors of pineapple and lime blossom. Ultimately less voluptuous than the Genevrieres and more solidly structured and backward on the aftertaste. This will need some time in bottle for its full complement of flavors to blossom.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2014
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  • This estate, located on the Route Nationale in the village of Meursault, should be the poster-child for superb, terroir-specific white wine. The domaine's holdings in premier cru and villages vineyards is impressive, as is their ownership of the largest parcel of 1er cru "Genevrieres," one-third of which is over 50 years old. When Jean-Pierre Latour arrived as winemaker in the 1990s, he launched a revolution of upgrades that promoted progressive technology (new pneumatic presses, crusher-de-stemmers and temperature-controlled tanks), sustainable agriculture and a new barrel program. He only uses free-run juice and natural yeasts. Though mildly fined, the wines are not filtered and thus the integrity of the terroir's true expression is beautifully maintained. The happy consequence is an ever-increasing quality.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 15 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors