Corton Charlemagne 1992 L. Latour
11/96. Acquired from Beaune Dec-94 for $46 (imported for $61 net).
Tonight celebrating our becoming homeowners (finally receiving the keys to
our new apartment). We took this bottle to the best seafood restaurant in
Tel-Aviv and had a real feast.
COLOR: Medium yellow. Looks rich and viscous.
NOSE: Profound and complex. Minerals, petrol, apples, pears and a bit too
heavy wood at first. As time went on, the nose became more and more complex. It did
so in a magnificent and harmonious way.
TASTE: Rich, mouthfilling, yet steely elegant. A big wine on the palate with
layers of different flavors revealing themselves one after the other. It
accompanied majestically each and every of the flavor-full dishes. From fresh
oysters to a grilled portabello mushroom, to lightly grilled baby squids,
shrimps in delicate pumpkin sauce and a steamed lobster...
LENGTH: Particularly long and reverberating aftertaste. You get a lot of
mileage from every sip, so try to take only small ones < g >.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied and extremely well structured. Maybe a bit too
much oak and a bit too little acidity for perfect balance, but not
distracting in the least.
OVERALL: Superb white (B) by Latour. For the umpteen time, I claim that a
good Corton Charlemagne is probably the best value one can find within the
realm of truly great dry white wines. Should be at its peak in about two
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.