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Domaine Latour-Giraud 'Meursault-Charmes' 1er Cru
“Healthy light yellow. Musky stone and citrus fruit aromas are complemented by vanilla and hazelnut. Distinctly riper and sweeter than the Narvaux, with classic Meursault fullness to its flavors of stone fruits and spices. Nothing off-vintage about this dense, oily, voluminous wine, whose impression of sucrosité (it's actually carrying close to 2.5 grams per liter of residual sugar) is nicely leavened by incisive acidity (4.8 grams per liter). Latour told me that when the sugars got down to about 2.5 grams in 2016, he chilled his cellar because he didn't want higher alcohol “to burn the wines”. He felt that without a bit of residual sweetness, the wines would be too dry for their levels of alcohol.” 90-93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
“Once again there is a whiff of matchstick to the lightly wooded nose that reflects notes of hazelnut, lemon rind and white orchard fruit. The abundant dry extract imparts a suave mouth feel to the concentrated, powerful and vibrant flavors that culminate in a mildly warm and youthfully austere finale. This too will need at least a few years of cellaring first and reward 6 to 8.” 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
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