Chambertin Grand Cru Cuvée Héritiers Latour 2005
At the heart of a constellation of Grand Crus is found Le Chambertin, a small parcel which has belonged to the Latour family since the end of the last century.
At the heart of a constellation of Grand Crus is found Le Chambertin, a small parcel which has belonged to the Latour family since the end of the last century. Chambertin Cuvée Héritiers Latour typically displays a robust alliance of intense fruit and noble soil with the vigor and concentration of fine and fully-mature Pinot Noir grapes. This is complemented by a firm, intense finish which mellows out in time and attains heightened complexity with further ageing. A particularly distinctive feature of this appellation is its longevity.
The Chambertin “Cuvée Héritiers Latour” 2005 is a powerful and complex wine with full fruit aromas, reminiscent of ripe cherries. The palate also echoes this concentration of fruits and the acidity is well balanced.
Allen Meadows, Burghound: 93 points
Soil: Bajocian limestone base, chalky topsoil with gravel and clay
Traditional open-vat fermentation with ageing in oak barrels.