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2015 Domaine Trapet Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 17.5 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78744-2015

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2015 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru cannot quite match its "sister", the Chapelle-Chambertin, in terms of precision and energy on the nose, here more conservative as you would expect—more correct and well behaved with its blackberry and raspberry leaf aromas, though there is still fine mineralité. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, notes of cold stone, hints of dried blood tincturing the black fruit with that energy filtering through on the finish. This is composed and utterly charming.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2035
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: 228
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Cask sample. Biodynamic. Mid crimson. Sweet red fruit and oak spice. Dry and firm on the palate but deliciously fresh and refined. Not a powerhouse but shapely in a lean sort of way and persistent.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2032
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 9 Jan 2017
  • Burghound | Rating: 96

    A discreet application of wood frames the even more complex nose of high-toned, cool and airy aromas of red and dark cherry, forest floor, rose petal and spice elements. The sleek, intense and once again highly sophisticated middle weight plus flavors brim with both minerality and dry extract that buffers the even firmer tannic spine shaping the hugely long and impeccably well-balanced finale. This is relatively succulent for a young Latricières but I suspect that the present inviting mouthfeel will be replaced in short order by something firmer and more austere. In short, this is stunningly good but it is not likely to make for especially inviting early drinking.
    Drink Dates: 2035+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 69
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good medium red. Subtle, deeply pitched nose combines dark berries, violet and a sexy, slightly wild smoky quality. Wonderfully rich and suave in the style of the vintage's best examples, but with surprising energy to frame the flavors of purple fruits, violet, earth and game. I love this wine's combination of sucrosité and whole-cluster (40%) pungency. The slowly-rising finish saturates the palate with fine-grained tannins and subtle, building minerality.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
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  • 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. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

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    • 44 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors