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The Latour-Giraud estate has been established in the village of Meursault for many generations. Focused primarily on Meursault, the estate owns an impressive range of Premier Cru and Villages vineyards between 20 and 50+ years old, such as the largest Premier Cru Genevrières vineyard in which two thirds of the vines are more than 50 years old. Latour-Giraud specializes in white burgundy, which accounts for 80% of their production. They own an impressive 2 ha within Mersault, and also have...
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Stephen Tanzer, September 2018
(four barrels produced--one new, two once-used and one twice-used): Bright yellow. Alluring perfume of ripe peach, hazelnut and brown spices. Savory, utterly refined wine; at once ripe and dry, offering a lovely balance of salinity and concentrated stone fruit flavors. Currently more reserved than the Genevrières cuvée classique, finishing salty and backward but without any hard edges. This is an outstanding expression of soil with lovely citrus energy and superb longer-term potential. Tight and taut, as it should be in a good vintage. Saturates the palate and builds slowly and inexorably on the back end. This wine has historically been made from Latour's oldest parcel in Genevrières. He has done a bit of recent replanting and thus the source of this special bottling is in the process of shifting, but he told me that the wine will "always be from 50+-year-old vines in the same band of soil."See detailed press review
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Allen Meadows, June 2018
(from 50+ year old vines). A slightly more expressive nose is comprised by notes of green apple, gardenia, spiced tea and a hint of matchstick. The mouth feel of the ultra-refined yet powerful and serious flavors is presently quite compact while exhibiting an abundance of minerality that carries over to the beautifully well-balanced, youthfully austere and moderately dry finale. This should be excellent.See detailed press review