2004 Louis Latour - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 88
Author: AJFox
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/20/2012
Muted, almost marsanne-like in character. Ready now.

Rating: 90
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/28/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2020
One of the great white wines of France, this 100% Chardonnay was full and ripe tasting, but well structured and somewhat dry; in the mouth, the wine showed no shortage of palate-cleansing acidity (which I like), making it a perfect pairing with Alaskan King Crab Legs with drawn butter. To me, this appellation has always had sentimental value, because Pat and I visited the site in 2006 and saw where the grapes were grown. The appellation was named for the Emperor Charlemagne, who once owned this vineyard. As the story goes, he planted white grapes because his wife complained red wine was staining his beard! The 2004 vintage was rather lean and produced relatively acidic wines. This bottle had just entered it drinking window and put in a good performance. I would think it will really hit its stride in 2013, and continue to drink well through 2020 at the latest.

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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.

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