Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey 2011
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote d'Or|
Corton Grancey is the site of Louis Latour's winery and has a long tradition in the family's hands. This 2011 is powerful and solid while offering very ripe and jammy fruits. Attractive acidity cuts through the richness and contrasts with the finely modulated structure. It has good aging potential, drink from 2018.
A densely textured red, displaying concentrated cherry, raspberry, spice, earth and briar flavors. A little chewy in the end, with sufficient ripe fruit. Best from 2017 through 2030. 1,420 cases made.
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Slightly paler in color than its peers, the Corton-Grancey Grand Cru '11 has quite a conservative bouquet with earthy tones, the stem addition becoming increasingly conspicuous as it opens up. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins and a slightly meaty finish with dried blood on the aftertaste. This never quite takes off as it threatens.