#6 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 OF 2021 Corton-Charlemagne 2018 is a powerful, complex wine. Its nose is intense, with notes of white stone fruits such as white peach, fresh hazelnut, vanilla, almond paste and roasting. The wine is full-bodied for the palate, and the vanilla is complemented by aromas of fresh almond and lime blossom. The experience ends with a very fine aromatic aftertaste that has subtle saline notes.
With over 200 years of Burgundian history, there are few names that move the needle like Louis Latour. Family run since 1797, they have built a reputation for tradition and innovation that continues to set the gold standard today, striving to embed the specific conditions of terroir into each bottle they produce. Corton-Charlmagne is a vineyard where magic happens. Situated at the top of the hill of Corton, the limestone rich soil is the perfect home for these Chardonnay vines of legendary status, helping them express the true nature of their Burgundian roots in grand fashion. Simply put, it just doesn’t get much better than this.
Open and aromatic with honeysuckle flowers, dried apples and mangoes, as well as white peaches and stone. Full-bodied, this grows slowly on the palate with an intense, powerful finish. Lots of cream, cooked apples, lemons and light oak at the very end. Tight and right. Try after 2023."WS95
#6 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 OF 2021 Fresh and fruity, with aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, white flowers and stone, showing great tension and an underlying mineral component that gives this energy and length. The lemon theme continues on the lingering aftertaste, along with butter and pastry accents. Best from 2022 through 2029."