Sunday, August 13, 2017

Louis Latour Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc, 1998

The last bottle I had of this (November, 2014) was pretty seriously over the hill--very deep color, oxidized smells and flavors. It must have been suffering from bad storage or transportation before it came to me. Or maybe it is simply bottle variation. This bottle is beautiful--just what I expect from a mature white Burgundy. Louis Latour's Pernand-Vergelesses vineyards are old, low yielding and located "within a stone's throw" of the famed Corton hill.

Deep (but not overly deep) gold. Bright and lively in appearance. The bouquet marries mature Chardonnay fruit with French oak--well integrated. Flavors are lovely--mellow, smooth and rich with dried fruits and nuts.

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