Domaine Louis Latour, Beaune Premier Cru (Burgundy, France) Les Perrières 2020

($100, Louis Latour, USA):  The 7.5- acre Les Perrières vineyard lies high up on the slope in a cooler locale, which may help explain this wine’s bright energy in a hot year like 2020.  Though tightly wound, as expected from a young top premier cru, its stature shows with gorgeous mineral-scented aromatics and impressive length.  Engaging red fruit flavors intermingled with clear stony notes — the site was an ancient quarry — are clearly heard.  Pure and precise, it’s a winner.
95 Michael Apstein Nov 29, 2022