Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 (Corton, Burgundy, France) - [JS 97] [WS 95,
Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 (Corton, Burgundy, France) - [JS 97] [WS 95,

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018
(Corton, Burgundy, France) - [JS 97] [WS 95, #6 Top 100 of 2021] [DM 93] [BH 93]


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About the Winery:
After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the then unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision leads them to create one of Burgundy's most celebrated white whites.

Today the Latour family owns 10.5 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.

Vinification & Aging

Fermentation
Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
Aging
8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
Barrels
Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

About the Wine


Tasting Note:
Corton-Charlemagne 2018 is a powerful, complex wine. Its nose is intense, with notes of white stone fruits such as white peach, fresh hazelnut, vanilla, almond paste and roasting. The wine is full-bodied for the palate, and the vanilla is complemented by aromas of fresh almond and lime blossom. The experience ends with a very fine aromatic aftertaste that has subtle saline notes.

Food Pairing
Shellfish - lobster - foie gras - fish - mature cheeses

Ratings & Reviews


97 Points - James Suckling:
"Open and aromatic with honeysuckle flowers, dried apples and mangoes, as well as white peaches and stone. Full-bodied, this grows slowly on the palate with an intense, powerful finish. Lots of cream, cooked apples, lemons and light oak at the very end. Tight and right. Try after 2023." 

95 Points, #6 Top 100 of 2021 - Wine Spectator:
"Fresh and fruity, with aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, white flowers and stone, showing great tension and an underlying mineral component that gives this energy and length. The lemon theme continues on the lingering aftertaste, along with butter and pastry accents. Best from 2022 through 2029."

94 Points - Decanter:
"This has lovely floral scents that lead you into a palate that's rich, leesy and magisterial with notes of citrus, pear and banana bread, well-integrated new wood and a hint of stony reduction. Consistently the négociant's best white." -Tim Atkin, MW (10/2018)

93 Points - Allen Meadows Burghound:
"Here the beautifully layered nose is at once riper and more complex but also more restrained with its reasonably fresh aromas of apple, spear, spice, herbal tea and soft oak wisps. There is outstanding volume to the equally ripe and powerful flavors that exhibit a lovely underlying tension on the impressively persistent and attractively stony finish where the only nit is hint of warmth. *Sweet Spot* (6/2020)

 


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