Domaine Louis Latour, Beaune Premier Cru (Burgundy, France) Aux Cras 2020

($50, Louis Latour, USA):  Though at least 85 percent of wine from Beaune is red, a small amount of white come from that appellation.  Latour’s white Aux Cras is one of the best.  And because white Beaune lacks the cachet of the big three, Meursault, Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, the wines are less expensive.  Combine those two facts with the additional fact that the 2020 vintage was superb for whites and you have an easy-to-recommend white Burgundy.  The 2020 Domaine Latour Beaune Aux Cras displays a graceful mineral aspect and riveting citrus vibrancy.  Long and refined, it is satisfying even at this youthful stage, but has the requisite balance and verve to go the distance.  I hate to call a $50 a bottle a bargain, but in the current context of Burgundy, it is.
93 Michael Apstein Sep 27, 2022