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Maison Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi 2018 £135.00
Maison Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi"
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.
Vinification & Ageing
Fermented traditionally in open vats, aged for 10 to 12 months in oak barrels, 25% new made in the on site Louis latour Cooperage, using French oak of a medium toast.
The 2018 Corton Clos du Roi reveals a stunning ruby red hue, with a complex nose of currants, walnuts, and cloves. On the palate, the wine is round and ample with liquorice notes and silky tannins.
Roasted hare - partridge - duck "à l'orange" - mature cheeses
92 Points RobertParker.com
The 2018 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru is showing well, offering up aromas of raspberries, spices, rose petals and rich soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping, it's rich but lively, with velvety tannins and a generous core of fruit.
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