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Maison Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi 2016 £120.00
Maison Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi" 2016
Designated a Grand Cru in 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Téméraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton "Clos du Roi" (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has a fantastic ageing capacity.
Of a deep colour with garnet lights, Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi" 2016 offers notes of morello cherry and tobacco. The mouth, ample et underlined by aromas of mocha and liquorice, reveals silky tannins.