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Louis Latour red Burgundy is more earthy than I thought

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realitytruthprozac Oct 6, 2009 05:59 PM

This Louis Latour red Burgundy is more earthy than I thought. Not very fruity...
Vaguely reminds me of Bordeaux (without the tannins...)

  1. hcbk0702 Oct 6, 2009 11:19 PM

    By "red Burgundy" are you referring to their basic Bourgogne? Without the vintage and accurate identification of the wine, it's hard to say anything about it.

    I've had pretty mixed luck with Louis Latour. Generally, if I go for a négociant bottling, it'll be Jadot instead.

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      realitytruthprozac Oct 7, 2009 03:48 AM

      Louis Latour
      Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers (pinot)
      2005
      $110

      Earthy.
      Slight tannins.
      NOT fruity.

      1. re: realitytruthprozac
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        vinosnob Oct 7, 2009 08:54 AM

        It's still just a baby; sounds like it was closed down too.

        BTW, I find many burgs from Gevrey-Chambertin to have a distinct "earthy" character which I love.

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      sedimental Oct 8, 2009 05:03 PM

      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.

      1. Bill Hunt Oct 8, 2009 06:57 PM

        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.

        Thanks,

        Hunt

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          RicRios Oct 9, 2009 10:05 AM

          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+ "

          1. CHEFINTHECLOSET Oct 10, 2009 08:15 PM

            Are you referring to Chateau Pey La Tour 2006? Hum dam good with Leg of lamb;)

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