Domaine Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru Chateau Grancey 2015
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Louis Latour
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Corton Grand Cru
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy Production: 1800 cases
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=96 Incredibly subtle and complex with dried herbs, spices, meat, leaves and dried fruit. Full-bodied, superfine and polished tannins and a fantastic finish. What a fantastic Grancey! Drink in 2022.
WS=94 A rich style, sporting cherry, raspberry, spice and earth flavours. Moderate tannins lend support, while the flavours persist on the long finish. Though balanced overall, this tightens up at the end, suggesting that the best is yet to come. Best from 2021 through 2038.
WA=93 The 2015 Château Corton-Grancey Grand Cru is one of the Louis Latour portfolio's highlights this year, wafting from the glass with a lovely nose of plum, black raspberry, liquorice and rose petal, framed by some nicely integrated smoky new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, supple and sappy, its ample chassis of fine-grained tannins cloaked in a deep core of vibrant fruit. While this may shut down in the near future, it's surprisingly accessible—albeit rather primary—right now. This emblematic cuvée is assembled from Latour's best barrels of Corton-Bressandes, Corton-Clos du Roi, Corton-Perrières and Corton-Grèves.
AM=93 There is plenty of the classic Corton sauvage character present on the intensely earthy, ripe and attractively fresh combination of various red berry fruit scents. The sleek, big-bodied and tautly muscular flavours possess excellent size, weight and concentration while exhibiting a moderate level of youthful austerity on the beautifully persistent finish. This is presently quite tightly wound and a wine that is going to need at least 8 to 10 years first and reward 15 to 20.