Louis Latour red Burgundy is more earthy than I thought
This Louis Latour red Burgundy is more earthy than I thought. Not very fruity...
Vaguely reminds me of Bordeaux (without the tannins...)
I wonder if you just got a compromised bottle? A 2005 Latour should have PLENTY of fruit and Tannins right now...too much- in fact- to be significantly enjoyable. The 2005 vintage is a decent one. Maybe the bottle was compromised by temperature before it arrived.
Out of curiosity, how familiar would you say that you are with red Burg?
I saw the details on this bottling, but I'm asking about the frame of reference. That might go a ways toward determining whether your bottle was compromised, or not.
Haven't tasted it, but your comments seems to basically agree with Allen Meadow's ( a.k.a. Burghound) :
750 ml 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin "Cazetiers" 1er Cru Red
"A completely different nose as this is distinctly Gevrey and displays ample sauvage character as well as dark pinot fruit, iron-infused earth and a hint of forest floor that can also be found on the nicely delineated, concentrated flavors that offer plenty of finishing depth on the firmly structured finish. Tasted: Apr 01, 2007 Score: 90 Drink: 2013+ "