8/03. Bought in auction, July-97 for $90.
Corton Charlemagne is usually the best wine produced by the house of Louis Latour. Better than any other white they make and certainly better than any of their reds.
COLOR: Medium gold color, clear looking wine.
NOSE: At first, impressive and enticing. Full of minerals and white-fruit aromas. In about 10 minutes the nose subsided significantly. Still very good but less penetrating then before.
TASTE: Mouth-filling complex dry wine. Mixture of fresh fruit flavors and deep layers of minerals. Unlike the nose, on the palate the wine remained consistently impressive and tasty. A touch too acidic, but just a touch.
LENGTH: Very long if a bit sour aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied and very concentrated. Both nose and taste are expressive of the Corton Charlemagne terroir. Fine balance there though a bit less acidity would have resulted in perfect balance.
OVERALL: Very Fine. A really good Corton Charlemagne in spite of the short duration of the nose and the somewhat excessive acidity.
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