Sunday, January 23, 2011

Louis Latour Saint Aubin, 1996

Saint Aubin is one of my favorite white Burgundy appellations, mainly because the price is within my budget--$12 to $15 at the time I bought this bottle. I have visited there and was told by growers that the vineyards are well situated and capable of producing wines comparable to those of its neighbor, Puligny Montrachet.

Medium deep gold./ Lemon, minerals, subtle flowers--very classy./ Silky texture. Racy flavors do indeed remind me of Puligny Montrachet. High strung, delicate, lovely. Some 1996 white Burgundies were affected by premature oxidation, but not this one, It has aged beautifully.

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