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1996 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8257968 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
TeddyCab… $160 $160
danta4 $150 $0
$150
Item Sold Amount Date
I8323596 1 $155 Jul 17, 2022
I8257968 1 $160 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

93-95The Wine Advocate

Massive, mouth-coating and super-focused layers of gravel, stones, sweet white fruits, and honeysuckle blossoms. Full-bodied, oily-textured, and dense, this wine has exquisite balance.

93Burghound.com

A stunning nose that offer simply wonderful complexity leads to racy, pure, intense and mineral-laden flavors of real length... An extremely pretty wine and one of Latour's best recent efforts with this wine...

91Wine Spectator

Clean and elegant, this is refined on the nose, with a stone, spice, mocha, chocolate and cream character. Quite woodsy on the palate, turning chewy and a bit rough, but with plenty of tropical and other ripe flavors...

PRODUCER

Louis Latour

Louis Latour is one of Burgundy’s largest and most influential negociants and wine producers. The Latour family has been in the wine business in Burgundy since the 17th century when it started a maison and ran its own domaine for wine production. Today the maison is located in Beaune and the chateau is in Aloxe-Corton. Domaine Louis Latour has 71 acres of Grand Cru vineyards, making it the largest Grand Cru domaine in the Cote d’Or. The vineyards are located between Chambertin and Chevalier-Montrachet. In addition, Domaine Latour has another 50 acres of Premier Cru and other parcels. Domaine Louis Latour is best known for its Chardonnay, including the Grand Crus Corton-Charlemagne and Chevalier-Montrachet les Demoiselles. The Domaine also makes several Grand Cru reds, including the much-admired Corton-Grancey. Louis Latour owns 741 acres in Ardeche, in the south of France, where the firm produces modestly-priced Chardonnay.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne is a historic appellation for Grand Cru Chardonnay in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy. The 129-acre vineyard falls within the boundaries of three communes, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny. According to Burgundian historians, the vineyard is named for Charlemagne, the 8th century ruler who conquered most of western Europe. Charlemagne enjoyed the red wine of Corton, but as he grew older his wife disliked the red wine stains in his white beard, so Charlemagne had white grapes planted in Corton. Today only Chardonnay is allowed to be planted in Corton-Charlemagne, and it is one of Burgundy's most celebrated appellations for Grand Cru white wine. The largest land owners are Louis Latour, with 24 acres; Bonneau du Martray, with 23 acres; and Bouchard Pere et Fils, 9.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.