Thursday, March 29, 2012
Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru, 1992
Poured from a 375 ml bottle, this 1992 Puligny-Montrachet is a deep old gold color...as well it should be after 20 years in the bottle. A sniff and a taste reveal, though, that this wine has a few years yet to go. It has a wonderfully rich bouquet: red roses, cherries, tropical fruits and hazelnuts--very engaging. On the palate, it's full bodied with a range of flavors, including a strong mineral component. Perfect balance of ripeness and acidity. Clings to the palate on the finish. Not a great wine but a special experience. Well chosen oak has contributed to the beauty of this wine, but, even at this age, the fruit is still dominant. This is what mature white Burgundy is all about.