Domaine Louis Latour, Corton (Burgundy, France) Grancey 2014

($117, Louis Latour USA): Latour’s Corton Grancey, a Grand Cru and their flagship wine, is a blend of four Grand Cru vineyards on the hill of Corton: Corton-Perrieres, Corton-Bressandes, Corton-Clos du Roi, and Corton-Grèves.  The proportion each vineyard contributes to the finished wine varies vintage to vintage.  What doesn’t vary is the quality of the wine.  Firm and tightly wound at this stage as expected for a Grand Cru, fine tannins surround a core of red fruit.  Befitting a young wine, it unfolds slowly in the glass with telltale herbal and an almost iron-tinged character.  Though the 2014 reds risk being overshadowed by the ripeness and exuberance of 2015s, don’t let that deter you from buying this 2014.  The 2014 Corton Grancey sings — give it a decade so you can hear all the notes.
95 Michael Apstein Mar 14, 2017