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The Latour-Giraud estate has been established in the village of Meursault for many generations. Focused primarily on Meursault, the estate owns an impressive range of Premier Cru and Villages vineyards between 20 and 50+ years old, such as the largest Premier Cru Genevrières vineyard in which two thirds of the vines are more than 50 years old. Latour-Giraud specializes in white burgundy, which accounts for 80% of their production. They own an impressive 2 ha within Mersault, and also have...
Pair with fois gras or fatty fish and seafoods.
The vineyard is divided into two parts by a path east of the Perrières, along Puligny – the largest of the 1er Cru of Mersault with 31 hectares. The land is flat with deep soil, producing robust vines and wines generous in depth and body, developing early qualities of both a pronounced bouquet and a rich texture.
- 92 Points -
Stephen Tanzer, September 2018
(35 hectoliters per hectare produced, with some loss of fruit to the frost): Bright medium yellow. Aromas of peach, smoky oak, hazelnut and earth. Offers more carry-through of fruit onto the palate than the village wines, with stone fruit flavors nicely buffering the wine's salty minerality. Good depth and stuffing here, not to mention inner-mouth tension and sappiness. This rather refined 2016 finishes with excellent length and grip. (Incidentally, Latour produced just two barrels apiece of Meursault Bouchères and Poruzots in 2016.)See detailed press review
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Allen Meadows, June 2018
(from 35+ year old vines in Charmes Dessus). Once again there is a whiff of matchstick to the lightly wooded nose that reflects notes of hazelnut, lemon rind and white orchard fruit. The abundant dry extract imparts a suave mouth feel to the concentrated, powerful and vibrant flavors that culminate in a mildly warm and youthfully austere finale. This too will need at least a few years of cellaring first and reward 6 to 8.See detailed press review