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Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002

After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and to replace them with Chardonnay. Today the Latour family owns 11 hectares of this gem, which makes us the biggest owner in the appellation. The Corton-Charlemagne vineyard is located in the prime area of the hillside of Corton where its Southeasterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.
 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2002
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Corton Charlemagne
Aging
8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
Fermentation
Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
Alcohol %
14
Wine Enthusiast
96
Wine Advocate
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
In the glass this wine glistens with a brilliant straw hue and has a distinct bouquet of sweet spice, vanilla and smoky aromas. On the palate this Grand Cru has balanced acids and beautiful structure with flavors of vanilla and smoky oak bursting through. A wine which lingers impressively and shows great potential.
Ratings
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com - 92/100 "This didn't show very well the day I was chez Latour as it was clearly tired and there was quite a bit of unabsorbed SO2 on the nose. Still, the underlying material is so strong that it doesn't require a great deal off imagination to see where this will be in a year or two. Despite the bottling fatigue, this is still a very powerful, deep and sappy wine with intense minerality and a long finish." 2008+.
Awards
World Wine Awards - Decanter Magazine - "Very good"
Food Pairing Notes
Shellfish, lobster, foie gras, fish, mature cheeses
Other Notes
10-15 years cellaring potential
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