Maison Louis Latour, Montagny 1er Cru (Burgundy, France) La Grande Roche 2015

($22, Louis Latour USA):  The 2015 vintage in Burgundy–and most of France for that matter — produced excellent reds, with ripeness and presence.  Whites were less consistent because sometimes the warmth of the vintage robbed them of needed acidity.  But when producers harnessed the ripeness without losing acidity, as with this wine, the result is stunning.  And especially so when, as, again with this wine, it’s from an appellation with a lesser-pedigree (read, lower price).  It’s not a surprising feat given that Maison Louis Latour is one of Burgundy’s best houses.  This Montagny, with its richness and verve, is a great choice for this summer’s drinking with grilled fish, steamed clams or lobster.
91 Michael Apstein Jul 31, 2018