We have just received a parcel of very well priced Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru 2011 yesterday and pulled out a bottle to taste. The parcel of Corton Grand Cru has been owned by Louis Latour and is one of the signature wines from this huge estate. Although it has yet to match up to some of the "top-tier" Grand Crus, at ONLY HK$420 per bottle this is definitely an excellent wine for its quality-to-price ratio!
Louis Latour is a well-known negotiant in Beaune and a brand name that anyone who is into Burgundy should have tasted before. Popular in large retail wine shops, the majority of their production is attributed to their Maison business, however they are also the largest owner of Grand Crus in Cote d’Or with a total of nearly 29 hectares. All of the grapes from the vineyards are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. Among their vast portfolio, we appreciate most their top whites. They have a house style – grapes are picked later than many other growers to achieve concentrated fruits and they are not shy to use more oak treatment to balance the ripeness, making some rich and powerful Burgundy whites that may need 3-6 years before it is ready for enjoyment.
Domaine Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru 2011 HK$450 per bottle Special offer - HK$420 per bottle if you buy 6 bts or more (Original wooden case 6*75cl, 5 cases available)
92 pts Wine Spectator Rich and rangy, with cherry and spice flavors filling the broad profile. Ample acidity and tannins shore this up, leading to a slightly compact finish. Fine length.
92 pts Burgundy Cave Bright deep red. Rich aroma of blueberries, sour cherries and cigarette, with similar profile with charming spices in palate. Mild gamey, blood and leather finish. Quite dense profile with long finish.
Subject to final confirmation. In stock, available for delivery. Special offer valid until 14 Jan 2018.