Domaine Louis Latour, Corton Grand Cru (Burgundy, France) “Corton Grancey” 2019

($190, Louis Latour, USA):  Louis Latour is King of the Hill of Corton because of the quality of the wines that emanate from their extensive holdings there.  Corton Grancey, a blend from five distinct Grand Cru climats of Corton — Bressandes, Perrières, Clos du Roi, Grèves, and Chaumes — is their top red wine from the Côte de Beaune.  The blend varies depending on the vintage, but it’s always terrific.  The 2019 is exceptionally noteworthy, delivering a bit of everything and not too much of anything.  It’s explosive, yet firm and iron tinged. It has both power and finesse.  Louis Fabrice Latour remarked that they were “obsessed with freshness” with their 2019s after the torrid weather of the 2018 vintage.  The wonderful energy of this Corton Grancey is testimony to that obsession.  Corton-lovers, put this one in the cellar for a decade.
97 Michael Apstein Apr 19, 2022